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October 6, 2014 | Blog Post

20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Recognizing the threat incinerators pose to public health, Congress directed the EPA to set strict limits on all waste-burning incinerators by 1994. Twenty years later, EPA has only set pollution limits for 106 of the about 15,000 total facilities across the country.

October 2, 2014 | Feature

Latino Voices on Climate Change

An overwhelming majority of Latinos in the United States want strong presidential action to curb the threat of climate change. Listen to the voices of just a few Latino leaders who are demanding change.

September 8, 2014 | Case

Challenging Maryland Stormwater Permits

In the D.C. and Baltimore regions, urban stormwater runoff is documented as the number one source of contaminants polluting rivers, creeks and streams, many of which ultimately flow into the Chesapeake Bay.

September 3, 2014 | Blog Post

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Congress long ago recognized that we must deal with the cumulative risk from smaller polluters. In 1990, Congress passed amendments to the Clean Air Act directing EPA to reduce the cancer risk from these sources by at least 75 percent. Since the announcement of this goal, the EPA hasn't done so well, and a recently released regulation demonstrates why.

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