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The Right to Breathe

The Latest On: The Right to Breathe

July 17, 2014 | Blog Post

EPA Ears Filled With Toxic Refinery Stories

One sunny Wednesday in Wilmington, California, instead of spending the day at work or taking their kids to the beach, community members gathered to tell the Environmental Protection Agency what it is like living near large oil refineries.

May 12, 2014 | Case

Protecting Lives, Lungs from Soot

Soot pollution is deadly—leading to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. After years of delay by the EPA, Earthjustice is seeking to defend stronger pollution limits on this major threat to public health.

March 5, 2014 | Blog Post

Burden of Proof

Louisianans take action to find out what's happening with their dirty neighbors—oil refineries—explains Molly Brackin of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. Since 2000, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade has worked with communities throughout Louisiana that neighbor oil refineries and chemical plants, and are overburdened by pollution.

February 7, 2014 | Case

Defending Fenceline Communities From Oil Refinery Pollution

Oil refineries emit egregious amounts of toxic air pollution that seriously jeopardizes the health of people who live nearby. Earthjustice is representing many of these fenceline communities in a lawsuit to get oil refineries to clean up their dirty ways.

February 6, 2014 | Video

A Greener Economy

A recent study by the Department of Labor stated that transforming to a greener economy not only creates cleaner air, it's already created over 3 million jobs—with many more to come. So reducing the amount of mercury, carbon, smog and soot in our air, means a healthier economy, a healthier climate, and a lot more healthier kids.

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