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February 8, 2012 | Blog Post

Coal’s Hollow Promises To Northwest Communities

Each time a new coal export terminal is proposed at a Pacific Northwest port, industry promises to take appropriate measures to protect the surrounding environment and community from the terminal’s inherent pollution. The harmful effects of coal dust blowing into communities from enormous coal piles and trains carrying coal in open boxcars while spewing coal dust will be mitigated, terminal investors tell the public.

January 30, 2012 | Feature

The Toxic Air Burden From Industrial Power Plants

Industrial power plants are the third largest source of mercury pollution in the United States. The dirtiest of these facilities released more than 160 million pounds of toxic air pollutants like mercury and lead in 2010 alone. Earthjustice has worked for more than a decade to reduce health threats from pollution caused by industrial power plants, also known as industrial boilers.

January 6, 2012 | Blog Post

Six Environmental Imperatives for Obama in 2012

President Obama won the White House on a platform of hope and change – promising an end to dirty corporate influence over our political system and a beginning to an era in which our energy choices lead us to a clean, sustainable future, or at least don’t kill us or make us sick.

So far, the president’s performance has been mixed – with some deliveries on the promise and some disappointments. His last year, whether in office or in his first term, will be crucial in righting his spotty record and making good on his campaign promises to the American people.

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