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November 24, 2015 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene on 2015 Ozone Standard; Murray Energy Corporation v. EPA

Earthjustice representing American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed to oppose a major coal company’s challenge to stronger national ozone standards adopted last month. The EPA’s new standards were years overdue, and though they are weaker than the science-backed standards called for by medical experts, they are more protective than the standards they replaced and will help prevent many hundreds of hospital visits, asthma attacks, and deaths.

September 15, 2015 | Report

Report: Clearing Up the Smog

Earthjustice releases a report that exposes the deeply flawed economic analysis being circulated by polluters to oppose more protective ozone standards. The findings show that industry has been exaggerating the cost of meeting stronger standards by more than 700% while ignoring major health and other benefits.

March 13, 2015 | Blog Post

Why I Skipped School for Clean Air

This blog was contributed by Kim Garcia, a high school senior, who traveled from Reno to Sacramento last month to testify at the EPA's proposed ozone rule hearings.