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March 13, 2015 | Blog Post

Why I Skipped School for Clean Air

This blog was contributed by Kim Garcia, a high school senior, who traveled from Reno to Sacramento last month to testify at the EPA's proposed ozone rule hearings.

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 will determine 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 | Blog Post

Washington State’s Numbers Game

The state’s funny math on water quality standards adds up to toxic waterways, mercury-laden fish and weakened cancer risk protections.

March 9, 2015 | Feature

At the Supreme Court: Profits Before People?

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on 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.

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