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Press Release: Victory June 13, 2024

D.C. Public Service Commission Says No to $672 Million Gas Pipe Replacement Program

The Public Service Commission unanimously voted not to fund Washington Gas’s ProjectPipes 3

document June 13, 2024

Petition for Declaratory Order: Skookumchuck Dam

The Quinault Indian Nation filed a petition with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife calling for removal of the aging Skookumchuck Dam.

A wild chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Press Release June 13, 2024

Quinault Nation Calls for Dam Removal on Skookumchuck River to Save Salmon

Fish blocking dam’s purpose will end with closure of the Centralia Coal Plant in 2025

Press Release June 13, 2024

Community Groups Challenge Permit for Washington’s First Industrial Wood Pellet Fuel Plant

The permit vastly underestimates harmful air pollution from the plant that would cause health impacts to residents in nearby communities

document June 13, 2024

Notice of Appeal: Wood Pellet Manufacturing Facility

This is an appeal of the Final Determination and Order of Approval for Notice of Construction Application 23NOC1606, issued by the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency on May 14, 2024, permitting Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy to construct and operate an industrial-scale, export-focused wood pellet manufacturing facility at 411 Moon Island Road in Hoquiam, Washington.

Press Release June 13, 2024

Earthjustice Statement on Senate FERC Approvals

New FERC commissioners will play a vital role in ensuring a reliable, affordable, modern grid and fully weighing the climate and community impacts of gas projects

The Denka Performance Elastomer manufacturing plant in Reserve, Louisiana, on March 18, 2022. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 13, 2024

Environmental Advocates Join Court Case in Defense of EPA Action to Reduce Cancer-Causing Air Pollution

Denka, a synthetic rubber maker whose pollution has wreaked havoc on nearby communities’ health, is trying to block an EPA rule setting pollution limits

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Press Release June 12, 2024

Alaska, Washington Tribes condemn BC’s flawed consultation policy

New and diminished engagement with U.S. Tribes violates Provincial law

document June 12, 2024

Louisiana Class VI Well Primacy Brief

Petition for review of a final action of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. EPA-HQ-OW-2023-0073

In the News: Desert News June 12, 2024

The Supreme Court decision that could rock Utah

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “Utah’s argument that the president may only designate small monuments centered on specific sites is just wrong. In 1920, the Supreme Court upheld President Teddy Roosevelt’s use of the Antiquities Act to protect 800,000 acres in Arizona when he declared the Grand Canyon a national monument. In…

document June 12, 2024

Vote NO On Biggs Anti-ESA Amendment

The Department of Defense has long worked with the expert wildlife agencies to ensure it meets its obligations under the Endangered Species Act while still maintaining military readiness. At a time when our planet is facing an extinction crisis of epic proportions, Congress should not be undermining our most effective tool for preventing extinctions.

document June 12, 2024

FY25 NDAA Mining Amendment

The undersigned organizations share our vote recommendation on the mining and minerals related amendment to H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 (NDAA).

Press Release June 12, 2024

Groups Send Notice of Intent to Sue Over Pinto Valley Mine Excessive Groundwater Pumping

Pumping would harm endangered species, reduce flows to Roosevelt Lake

POWER Interfaith Executive Director Bishop Dwayne Royster speaks during the Fight For Our Future: Rally For Climate, Care, Jobs & Justice on April 22, 2022 in Malvern, Pennsylvania. (Lisa Lake / POWER Interfaith via Getty Images)
Article June 11, 2024

How This Faith Group Took on a Fight for Climate Justice and Stopped Energy Bills From Skyrocketing

With legal support from Earthjustice, a faith-based group in Philadelphia took the fight for clean, cheaper energy to the public utility commission and won.

A Circle Line ferry sails past the Williamsburg Bridge as the Manhattan skyline is shrouded in smoke from Canada wildfires on June 6, 2023 in New York City. New York City is bathed in a blanket of unhealthy air as smoke from Canadian wildfires seeps across much of the eastern U.S. and Great Lakes areas. (NDZ/STAR MAX/IPx via AP)
Press Release June 11, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: New York State Legislative Session Ends, Falling Short on Climate, Energy Affordability, and Health

Governor blows up congestion pricing; Assembly fails to pass NY HEAT, Packaging Reduction, and more

A person crosses a street in Downtown Houston in the afternoon heat in May 2024. (Jon Shapley / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)
Article June 11, 2024

This Could Be the Hottest Summer Ever. 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.

A farmworker harvests strawberries in Salinas, California. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 11, 2024

Earthjustice Blasts Senate Republican’s Partisan Farm Bill Proposal, Urges Cooperation with Senator Stabenow

Senator Boozman’s proposal fails to address the realities farmers across the country face amid a changing climate

staff June 11, 2024

Aurora Janke

Based in Seattle, Aurora Janke is a senior attorney with the Northwest Regional Office.