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Flaring on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. (Nicolas Russell / Getty Images)
Press Release July 24, 2024

Environmental and Gulf Groups Challenge Interior Department’s Outdated Air Quality Regulations for Offshore Drilling

Offshore emissions major source of Gulf pollution

Press Release July 24, 2024

EPA Proposes Designating Vinyl Chloride as a High-Priority Chemical 40 Years After It Was Declared Cancerous

New report calls on EPA to conduct comprehensive chemical review

document July 24, 2024

BOEM Air Quality Regulations Challenge

Environmental and Gulf groups challenge Interior Department’s outdated air quality regulations for offshore drilling

 Caribou make their way across the Lake Teshekpuk area of northern Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update July 24, 2024

How You Can Help Protect the Western Arctic from Oil and Gas Drilling

The Biden administration adopted new protections for millions of acres of the Arctic in April. Now it’s time for the next step.

Lead weights on the rim of a car wheel, used for balance. (Ratchat / Getty Images)
Article July 23, 2024

Lead Wheel Weights Are the Deadly Car Accessory We Don’t Need or Want

Earthjustice sued the EPA for failing to ban lead wheel weights, small metal bars that help balance tires but shed toxic lead into our air, water, and soil.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Matt Roth for Earthjustice)
Press Release July 23, 2024

Earthjustice Praises Bill to Codify ‘Chevron Deference’

The Stop Corporate Capture Act would bring transparency, equity, and a reliance on agency expertise back to the rulemaking process

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Press Release July 23, 2024

Earthjustice Responds to Senator Manchin and Barrasso’s Permitting Bill

“We urge Congress to reject this proposal, and instead pass proposals like the Clean Electricity and Transmission Act and the Environmental Justice for All Act to help us reach our clean energy goals while protecting communities.”

John Beard, Jr., is a petrochemical worker turned environmental advocate living on the frontlines of fossil fuel pollution in Port Arthur, TX. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
video July 22, 2024

In the Belly of the Beast

John Beard, Jr., is a petrochemical worker turned environmental advocate living on the frontlines of fossil fuel pollution in Port Arthur, TX. Fossil fuel companies in Port Arthur and across the U.S. are trying to expand their petrochemical production and exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Beard has spent the past several years fighting the…

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”.

Offshore oil drilling rig in Cook Inlet with distant Alaska Range peaks.
(Paul Souders / Getty Images)
Article July 22, 2024

A Rare Whale Is Safe From Oil and Gas Drilling — for Now

A judge overturned the Biden administration’s reckless lease sale in Cook Inlet, citing threats to the rare beluga whale.

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