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The Latest On: Policy and Legislation

February 2, 2016 | Fact Sheet

S.2446: Hoeven/Manchin Senate Bill Threatens Safety

The new Hoeven/Manchin coal ash bill removes, delays and weakens the public health and safety protections in EPA’s new coal ash rule completed in December 2014. Almost identical to the McKinley coal ash bill, S.2446 is said to “improve” the EPA rule—but that’s only if you are a utility who wants to delay cleanup of toxic ash, escape the new federal protective standards for drinking water.

January 28, 2016 | Blog Post

EPA to Weaken Civil Rights Protections Under Obama

The EPA’s Office of Civil Rights is trying to weaken civil rights protections through a new proposal that will negatively impact communities that suffer environmental discrimination.

January 22, 2016 | Feature

Everything You Need To Know About Methane

In the face of rising methane pollution, cutting methane emissions is essential to combating climate change and building healthier communities. But what is methane? Is it harmful? What is the oil and gas industry's role in methane pollution? Find out.

January 12, 2016 | Feature

Rethinking The Big Bad Wolf

Earthjustice has partnered with the Creative Action Network calling on artists to create a body of work in honor of the embattled gray wolf and to debunk negative stereotypes of the icon of the wild.

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