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Press Release July 22, 2024

Declaración de Earthjustice Sobre La Salida del Presidente Biden de la Carrera Presidencial

“Agradecemos la respuesta del presidente Biden al llamado de servir a su país cuando más lo necesitaba, y que sin temor alguno haya tomado medidas contundentes para proteger a las personas y comunidades de la amenaza del cambio climático y la contaminación mortal”.

U.S. President Joe Biden, center, signs the Inflation Reduction Act with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) in the State Dining Room of the White House August 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C.  (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Press Release July 21, 2024

Earthjustice Statement on President Biden Withdrawing from the U.S. Presidential Race

“We are grateful that President Biden answered this call to serve when his country needed him the most, and that he has been unafraid to take bold action on protecting people and communities from the threat of climate change and deadly pollution.”

The Cheswick Generating Station operated next door to homes in Springdale, Penn., for more than 50 years until it finally closed in 2022. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature July 19, 2024

We’re Still Cleaning Up the Trump Administration’s Environmental Messes

Earthjustice successfully blocked much damage, and we’ve seen progress toward repair under the Biden administration. But we will never recover some of what was lost.

Cayuga Lake is used by community members for swimming, fishing, and drinking water. (Jo Zimny / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Press Release: Victory July 19, 2024

Appellate Court Determines Seneca Lake Guardian has Right to Sue NYS-DEC for Permit on PFAS-containing Liquid Discharge on Cayuga Lake

Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department reversed dismissal on previous lawsuit, allowing group to rightfully sue for protection of the lake

E-Commerce Warehouses by Potential Environmental Justice Area in NYC, 2022. (Alok Disa / Earthjustice)
Press Release July 18, 2024

As Prime Day Draws Record Profits and Extreme Truck Traffic, Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes and ElectrifyNY Coalition Call for Clean Deliveries

Pivotal bill provides advancements in public health and clean air, prevents corporations from clustering mega-warehouses in low-income communities of color, and advances New York’s climate mandates

EPA has failed to protect children from pesticides when they drift from treated fields into nearby yards, homes, schools, parks and daycare centers. (Rob Marmion / Shutterstock)
Press Release July 18, 2024

EPA Reaffirms Continued Use of Pesticide Linked to Learning Disabilities

Decision ignores established science and puts children and farmworkers at risk

document July 18, 2024

NY Supreme Court Third Judicial Department Order: Seneca Lake Guardian

A New York appellate court greenlit a challenge to a permit that would allow liquid waste containing dangerous forever chemicals to be discharged into Cayuga Lake, according to community members who use the lake for swimming, fishing, and drinking water.

People cool off in misters along the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, July 7, 2024, in Las Vegas. It was the hottest day on record for the city at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (John Locher / AP)
Article July 17, 2024

Summer Is Overheating. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

Burning fossil fuels is making summer more prone to extreme weather events. Here’s how we’re tackling the climate crisis.

Press Release: Victory July 17, 2024

Corte Federal Revoca Oferta de Arrendamiento de Petróleo en Altamar que Amenazaba a las Belugas Frente a la Costa de Alaska

El fallo a favor de grupos ambientalistas resalta las preocupaciones sobre la supervivencia de las ballenas beluga

A Cook Inlet beluga calf swims with three larger beluga whales. (Paul Wade / NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center)
Press Release: Victory July 17, 2024

Federal Court Reverses Offshore Oil Lease Sale That Threatened Belugas off Alaska’s Coast

Ruling in favor of environmental groups highlights concerns about endangered whales

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article July 17, 2024

The Solution to a Faster Clean Energy Transition? More Power Lines.

We know that a 100% clean energy requires more electricity transmission lines. Now, the federal government has taken sweeping action to modernize and build out the grid.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. (iStock)
Article: Victory July 16, 2024

Mainers Send a Message to Mining Industry: “Don’t Come for Katahdin”

State regulator rejects a mining proposal from an inexperienced company that would have threatened an area of pristine water important to local tribes.

document July 16, 2024

Lease Sale 258 Ruling

Federal court reverses offshore oil lease sale that threatened belugas off Alaska’s coast

Press Release July 16, 2024

Grupos Impugnan Falta de Penalidades en Esquema de Métricas de Desempeño de LUMA

Organizaciones ambientales y de la sociedad civil argumentan que el pobre servicio que ofrece LUMA y un laxo esquema que mida su desempeño es un tema de vida o muerte para muchos puertorriqueños.

View from the Newfound Gap overlook over the vast wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. (ehrlif / Getty Images)
Article: Victory July 15, 2024

New Victory Will Bring Clearer Views and Cleaner Air to National Parks

The government is acting on plans to reduce haze pollution from burning fossil fuels near national parks in 32 states.

 Caribou make their way across the Lake Teshekpuk area of northern Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Press Release July 12, 2024

Earthjustice Supports New Protections for the Arctic

Expanding Western Arctic protections will help safeguard irreplaceable Arctic ecosystems from harmful fossil fuel development

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2024

U.S. District Court Finalizes Haze Pollution Consent Decree to Speed Up Protections for Public Lands

Victory will bring clearer views and cleaner air to national parks

Press Release July 11, 2024

EPA Grants Petition to Regulate PFAS Found in Plastic Containers

The federal agency will start a rulemaking process to address toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in more than 100 million fluorinated plastic containers