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The Latest On: The Right to Breathe

June 19, 2013 | Feature

Invasion of the Clean Air Army

More than one hundred citizens came from every state in the Union—and from many of its most polluted places—with a message for every legislator in Washington, D.C.: Industry is killing us with poisons they put into our air, our water, our communities.

June 13, 2013 | Blog Post

Eliminating a 4-Letter Word: Smog

A registered nurse in the Sacramento region, Robin Kristufek sees a disproportionate number of children living in poverty afflicted with asthma and bronchitis—some die of lung disease. Their health problems come from living near busy roads and freeways, without trees or green spaces to help filter out particulates. They are forced to breathe in toxic pollution.

June 4, 2013 | Blog Post

Wake and Smile, the Nightmare is Over

In a vote last night, the Nevada Assembly approved SB123, a landmark bill that shifts the state away from coal-fired power. The bill closes Reid Gardner, directs NV Energy to eliminate 800 megawatts of coal-fired power generation from its portfolio, and mandates 350 megawatts of renewable energy development.

May 21, 2013 | Feature

Behind the Scenes: A Clean Air Army

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.

May 10, 2013 | Feature

2013 Clean Air Ambassador: Hip Hop Caucus Ambassadors

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Every year, many people young and old get sick because of air pollution. Thousands die. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries. The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it. Clean Air Ambassadors traveled to Washington, D.C. to send a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

May 3, 2013 | Feature

50 States United Partners

Earthjustice worked with a coalition of allies on the 50 States United for Healthy Air event. Learn more about our partners.

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