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December 23, 2015 | Legal Document

Ozone 2015: Petition for Review

Earthjustice, representing the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility, West Harlem Environmental Action, Appalachian Mountain Club, and the National Parks Conservation Association, has filed suit to challenge the national ozone standards adopted in October 2015. The EPA’s standards are weaker than what medical experts have called for.

December 15, 2015 | Legal Document

Court Order: Remand to EPA

The U.S. Court of Appeals rejects bid by coal mining industry to throw out the first-ever national limits on mercury and other toxic air pollution spewed by power plants.

December 15, 2015 | Press Release: Victory

Health Wins: Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Move Forward

Following a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals rejects bid by coal mining industry to throw out the first-ever national limits on mercury and other toxic air pollution spewed by power plants

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.

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