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The Latest On: Environmental Justice

October 1, 2014 | Feature

Everyone has the Right to a Healthy Environment

In a teleconference, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities Lisa Garcia discusses how Earthjustice is fighting to protect families and communities from issues they confront on a daily basis.

May 20, 2015 | Blog Post

The Audacity to Breathe

Physicians and environmentalists sue to compel regulators to fix particulate pollution problems in the Los Angeles region.

April 22, 2015 | Case

Fighting For Clean Air Protections In Maryland

Five million Marylanders live in areas that have been designated as having unhealthy levels of smog in the air. New clean air protections would reduce pollution by requiring coal-fired power plants in Maryland to install and use the same types of modern pollution controls that are more prevalent on coal plants in states throughout the country. Less than half of the coal units in Maryland are equipped with such modern controls.

April 20, 2015 | Case

Defending the San Francisco Bay from Volatile Crude Oil Shipments

Tesoro owns and operates California’s fourth-largest refinery, the Golden Eagle Refinery, located near Martinez. It plans to switch to processing lower-quality crude oil, like Bakken crude and Canadian tar sands, which are dangerous to transport and difficult and expensive to clean up in the event of spills.

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