Black carbon casts a deadly shadow worldwide, from the sprawl of Los Angeles, to the slums of Mumbai, to the Arctic ice that sustains polar bears and other wildlife. But quick action to cut black carbon can slow Arctic melting, fight global warming and save lives.
In 2007, Earthjustice successfully opposed Florida Power and Light's proposal to build what would have been America's largest coal-fired power plant. Two years later, the utility announced plans to harness a different kind of energy: solar.
Earthjustice challenged permits granted by the Bush administration that approved the import of electricity generated at power plants in Mexico into the United States, even though the plants did not comply with relevant U.S. laws and regulations.
Earthjustice petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to protect the Arctic’s Inuit people, whose human rights are violated by climate change. The case changed global dialogue about human rights by identifying it as a human rights issue.