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August 28, 2013 | Photos

Farmworkers Demand Protections from Pesticides

Coming from across the nation and from the frontlines of exposure to high levels of toxic pesticides, farmworkers met with their members of Congress on July 16, 2013 to call for stronger protections from pesticides. These farmworkers and their allies seek to strengthen outdated safeguards the EPA has failed to revise for more than 20 years—despite overwhelming evidence of their inadequacy.

August 27, 2013 | Feature

50 States United for Healthy Air: 2013 Event: Storify

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.

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.