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August 29, 2014 | Press Release

Court Upholds California Standard for Furniture Flame Retardants

Today the Sacramento Superior Court ruled to uphold the State of California's new standard on furniture flammability. Chemical corporation Chemtura, a producer of furniture flame retardant chemicals, challenged the standard. Earthjustice represented the California Professional Firefighters, Center for Environmental Health, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility.

The following is a statement from Earthjustice attorney Irene Gutierrez:

August 29, 2014 | Blog Post

Valley Air District Will Miss Soot Deadline

Well, it happened. As we predicted back in June, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officially has no hope of attaining the 1997 soot standard by the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline.

August 27, 2014 | Blog Post

ACHE Act: A Way to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Coalfield residents living near mountaintop removal mining sites have long suspected this terrible, destructive practice is hurting our health.

I first started thinking about it during the long fight to replace the Marsh Fork Elementary School, which sat at the foot of a huge mountaintop removal mining site near my home in Peachtree Hollow.

August 27, 2014 | Blog Post

Disney Building Fake Florida Spring - Really

Now here’s a crazy story that we absolutely are not making up. Disney is building a fake Florida spring for the world to see in its Orlando amusement park.

August 27, 2014 | Blog Post

Digging Out of the Money Pit to Create a Smart Grid

Our aging electric grid is in need of a major renovation to deliver electricity reliably into the next century, and one way or another, that overhaul will cost us a lot of money. The question is whether we throw more money at propping up the old architecture that is designed to deliver electricity from big fossil-fuel fired power plants, or make the forward-looking investments necessary to harness the clean energy that our future requires.

Our mountains, rivers and wildlife belong to all and so too must the power of justice belong to all those who desire to protect our nation's natural treasures. Working together, we will continue holding accountable those who would harm the environment and our communities, and we will continue to ensure that the earth has a good lawyer. Join our fight.Trip Van NoppenPresident, Earthjustice