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The Right to Breathe

The Latest On: The Right to Breathe

March 21, 2012 | Blog Post

Breathing is Popular

Breathing isn’t just a physiological necessity, relegated to the unconscious functioning of our reptilian brains. It’s actually quite popular. Darn popular!

March 21, 2012 | Blog Post

Daily No-Brainer: Cutting Coal Plant Pollution Makes Cents

That coal- and oil-fired power plants are big air polluters is beyond question—they emit hundreds of thousands of tons of hazardous air pollution (mercury, lead, acid gases, e.g.), far more than any other industrial polluter. And yet, many in Congress question whether we should do anything about this major threat to public health. The debate took center stage yesterday in a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

March 16, 2012 | Legal Document

Power Plant MATS Intervention

Intervention to defend the Environmental Protection Agency against industry lawsuits aimed at blocking landmark protections to clean up toxic mercury pollution, acid gases and other hazardous air toxics from dirty power plants.

March 15, 2012 | Audio

Sen. Brown Thank You

In March 2012, Sen. Sherrod Brown voted to reduce toxic emissions from industrial power plants or boilers. As a result, thousands of children will be protected from hospital visits, severe asthma attacks and even death.