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March 12, 2015 | Feature

In Conversation: Attorney Jim Pew

Attorney Jim Pew speaks about his work and National Mining Association v. EPA, the U.S. Supreme Court case that determined whether the EPA must consider profits over people when regulating toxic air pollution.

March 11, 2015 | Feature

Map: Meet the Power Plants

Power plants are the largest source of toxic air pollution in the nation. Their pollution is linked to asthma, heart attacks—and thousands of premature deaths each year. There are more than 580 power plants likely covered by the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards. See where they are located.

March 9, 2015 | Feature

Important Legal Issues Raised By National Mining Association v. EPA

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a critical case involving mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. At stake are up to 11,000 lives a year, and a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than people.

March 9, 2015 | Feature

At the Supreme Court: Profits Before People?

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a critical case involving mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Up to 11,000 lives hang in the balance, many of whom are from overburdened communities.

March 3, 2015 | Blog Post

Black Futures Must Involve Environmental Justice

Black Lives Matter leaders brilliantly reframed Black History Month to use each day in February to focus on a separate cultural or political issue facing African Americans.

February 27, 2015 | Blog Post

At the Feet of My Ancestors

My grandparents treated all living things with respect, and from them I learned a deep appreciation for nature and a respect for animals.

February 20, 2015 | Blog Post

Environmentalism Starts With Love

In recognition of Black History Month, Clean Energy Attorney Chinyere Osuala shares her story about how she became a black-female-vegan-environmentalist.

February 5, 2015 | Blog Post

A Disgusting Day to Breathe in L.A.

The Los Angeles region is currently experiencing dirty, filthy and downright disgusting air. It's time for stronger air regulations.

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