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The Latest On: The Right to Breathe

September 5, 2013 | Blog Post

What is CSAPR Anyway?

CSAPR would identify the emissions within 27 states in the U.S. that affect the ability of neighboring and downwind states to achieve cleaner air. The rule would substantially reduce the adverse air quality impacts of these emissions transported across state lines.

August 27, 2013 | Feature

50 States United for Healthy Air: 2013 Event: Storify

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries. When our elected officials stand in the way of clean air and water—it’s time to shake things up. Which is why more than a hundred physicians, tribal and labor leaders, clergy, nurses and parents were in our nation’s capital May 13–15, 2013—united as 50 States United for Healthy Air.

July 10, 2013 | Case

Cutting Climate Pollution from Washington's Oil Refineries

Earthjustice is representing clean air advocates a lawsuit to require five oil refineries in Washington State to improve energy efficiency and take other steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Oil refineries are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions nationally, and Washington’s five oil refineries contribute significantly to statewide greenhouse gas emissions.

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