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May 21, 2014 | Press Release: Victory

Federal Court Denies PVC Industry Request to Delay Pollution Protections

Earlier this week, a U.S. Court of Appeals denied the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) industry’s request to delay the April 2015 compliance date for federal limits on the toxic pollution emitted by PVC plastics plants. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Mossville Environmental Action Now, Air Alliance Houston and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, fought the industry’s request, which would have put off badly needed and long overdue pollution reductions for several more years.

May 20, 2014 | Blog Post

New Name, Same Game

The men behind the poisoning of West Virginia’s drinking water begin anew.

May 16, 2014 | Case

Demanding Federal Limits on Toxic Oil & Gas Well Air Pollution

A large coalition of 64 local, state and national groups, represented by Earthjustice, are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect public health by setting pollution limits on oil and gas wells and associated equipment in population centers around the United States.

May 13, 2014 | Case

Closing a Dangerous Hazardous Waste Loophole

In a last-minute giveaway to polluters in 2008, the Bush administration passed the Definition of Solid Waste (“DSW”) rule, which stripped federal oversight of recyclers who handle 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste generated by steel, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies each year.

May 12, 2014 | Case

Protecting Lives, Lungs from Soot

Soot pollution is deadly—leading to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. After years of delay by the EPA, Earthjustice is seeking to defend stronger pollution limits on this major threat to public health.