Global warming is clearly one of the pre-eminent environmental challenges of our time. Yet, when some federal regulators are presented with an opportunity to meet the challenge, they prefer to do nothing.
Earthjustice is fighting to prevent the construction of an unnecessary and polluting new coal-fired power plant in Kansas. Earthjustice won a big victory in 2013 when the Kansas Supreme Court agreed that the air permit for the proposed plant was illegal and struck it down, sending the company back to the drawing board.
Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia. On behalf of local and national groups, Earthjustice is working in federal courts to bring the protections of the Clean Water Act to the people, communities and waters of Appalachia.