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Everyone has The Right To Breathe clean air. Watch a video featuring Earthjustice Attorney Jim Pew and two Pennsylvanians—Marti Blake and Martin Garrigan—who know firsthand what it means to live in the shadow of a coal plant's smokestack, breathing in daily lungfuls of toxic air for more than two decades.

Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives. Coal ash is the hazardous waste that remains after coal is burned. Dumped into unlined ponds or mines, the toxins readily leach into drinking water supplies. Watch the video above and take action to support federally enforceable safeguards for coal ash disposal.


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09 December 2008, 4:20 PM

Motorists heading to Colorado ski resorts are being confronted with images of the state not found in tourist brochures: Pollution-spewing oil and gas rigs looming over wildlife habitat, ranchland and neighborhoods.

CEC Billboard

The billboards are part of a campaign by the Colorado Environmental Coalition to tell Coloradans and out-of-state visitors that there's a dark side to the state's vast petroleum industry.

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20 November 2008, 7:00 AM

The coal industry, whose schemes for scores of dirty new power plants are being challenged in the courts by Earthjustice and other organizations, is also under siege by a new generation of protesters whose favored tactic is nonviolent direct action. Earlier this year, Al Gore issued a call to action—"I believe we've reached the stage where it's time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal-fired power plants," he said—but activists across the country, many of them students in their 20s, were already at the barricades.

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05 November 2008, 5:09 PM

Why did Obama win? According to today's lead editorial in The New York Times, it's because "he saw what is wrong with this country: the utter failure of government to protect its citizens."

Nowhere is that more clear than in the Bush Administration's shameful record on toxic chemicals. For the last 8 years—as government, academic and public-interest researchers documented the alarming buildup of industrial pollutants in the bodies of Americans, including babies still in the womb—the EPA and the FDA have been asleep at the switch.