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June 30, 2014 | Press Release

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).

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.

May 21, 2014 | Press Release

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.

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