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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.

October 6, 2014 | Blog Post

20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Recognizing the threat incinerators pose to public health, Congress directed the EPA to set strict limits on all waste-burning incinerators by 1994. Twenty years later, EPA has only set pollution limits for 106 of the about 15,000 total facilities across the country.

December 23, 2013 | Blog Post

Effective Litigation: The Antidote to Political Foot-Dragging

The White House “systematically” delayed finalizing a host of environmental and public health safeguards for political reasons before the 2012 election, reported The Washington Post last February. With many of these rules still awaiting approvals more than a year after the election, the Post recently revisited its investigation into the politics of continued White House delays.

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