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May 5, 2014 | Blog Post

Are the Feds Studying River Herring to Death?

The industrial Atlantic herring and mackerel fisheries continue to kill river herring by the millions as “incidental catch” with little oversight and no meaningful accountability.

April 29, 2014 | Case

Defending a Major Interstate Air Pollution Safeguard

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule requires power plants in more than two dozen states to clean up nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide pollution that drifts across state borders and contributes to harmful soot (particles) and smog (ozone) pollution in downwind states.

April 29, 2014 | Press Release: Victory

Reversing Lower Court, Supreme Court Clears Away Key Obstacle to Major Interstate Air Pollution Safeguard

In a victory for clean air and public health, today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision, in which the D.C. Circuit had struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The rule would prevent up to 34,000 premature deaths each year and provide up to $280 billion in health and environmental benefits by reducing pollution that crosses state lines.

April 16, 2014 | Photos

Fighting for Clean Air in the Shadow of Oil Refineries

Explosions, toxic clouds, chemical accidents–and the ill health affects they cause—are a regular part of life for communities existing in the shadow of oil refineries. In 2014, the EPA finally began to control these toxic time bombs. Learn more about the people fighting for cleaner air and stand with them!

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