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The Latest On: Methane

December 5, 2014 | Feature

Sunset Roadless: How A Win for Forests Became a Win for Climate

Colorado's Sunset Roadless Area is a place of immense beauty. But it was also in the crosshairs of fossil fuel development. A long-running battle was fought in court to defend the area. Find out how it happened in this photo essay.

May 1, 2013 | Case

Protecting The Public From Coal Mine Pollution

Coal mine pollution is dangerous and can be deadly—it’s also controllable. Earthjustice sued the EPA over its failure to protect public health and the environment from this threat.

February 27, 2013 | Article

Methane: It's Not Just From Cows

With the fracking boom building, natural gas is touted as a clean energy source. But the hard truth is that the gas drilling sector has worsened air quality in many areas.

April 23, 2012 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

New EPA rules target pollution at fracking sites

In response to court-ordered deadlines achieved by an Earthjustice lawsuit, the EPA released the first-ever set of rules to curtail air pollution products of the fracking process.

According to Earthjustice attorney Robin Cooley, most of the air pollution from fracking escapes between the time the well is fracked and the time it’s connected to a pipeline. These new rules will require drillers to capture or limit methane, carcinogens and smog-forming organic compounds.

November 23, 2011 | Press Release

Coal Mines Clouding America’s Air

Lawsuit filed against EPA to protect public health, safety, and the climate from coal mine air pollution