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June 30, 2014 | Press Release: Victory

U.S. Court of Appeals Throws Out Dangerous Loopholes for Burning Hazardous Waste

On June 27, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit threw out two loopholes that were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exemptions that deregulated the storage, transportation, and  burning of hazardous wastes under the nation’s hazardous waste management law. The groups that successfully challenged these exemptions were Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN).

June 26, 2014 | Letter

Definition of Solid Waste Rule Letter to Obama Administration

195 public interest organizations and individuals from 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, write to express united support for a final Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule that protects health, environment and livelihood from hazardous waste released from recycling operations.

May 30, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: A Climate Solution Is Here

The federal government has introduced safeguards on climate pollution from existing coal-fired power plants. These protections are the centerpiece of the President Obama's Climate Action Plan and could be the most effective action to curb climate pollution in history. They could also be the most important public measure in a generation.