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The Right to Breathe

The Latest On: The Right to Breathe

November 17, 2011 | Blog Post

The Dog Ate My Clean Air Standards

In 1990, Congress gave the Environmental Protection Agency a very important homework assignment: protect the American public from mercury, lead, benzene, dioxins and other invisible toxic air pollutants, because what we can't see can hurt us.

November 15, 2011 | Blog Post

The Nation Is Sick of Soot

Sometimes, little things cause big problems. The tiny particles in soot pollution are 1/30th the width of a strand of your hair, and yet those tiny particles may be responsible for the premature deaths of tens of thousands of Americans every year.

November 10, 2011 | Feature

Stopping Soot

Soot, also known as black carbon, is the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide, and it's totally preventable. We already have the technology to avoid producing it; it's just a matter of using it. Earthjustice is working to ensure we do.

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