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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.

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.

December 19, 2013 | Feature

A Year of Victories: 2012

By the end of 2012, Earthjustice, with our partners and clients, had won broad victories on a number of fronts. Read about three of these far-reaching achievements—and look back on the dozens of other victories for the Earth that you helped us achieve that year.

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