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The Latest On: Refineries

December 2, 2014 | Blog Post

Locals Protest Lax Crude-by-Rail Regulations

Local communities are fed up with lax crude-by-rail regulations, so last month they took their complaints straight to Washington, D.C. and the Department of Transportation.

October 21, 2014 | Feature

Map: Oil Refineries in the United States

Everyone has the right to breathe clean air—and that right is being denied to millions of Americans living in the shadows of nearly 150 oil refineries across the United States. Are you one of 7 million at risk? Find the oil refinery near you.

October 10, 2014 | Blog Post

Healthy Communities: EPA’s “Unfinished Business”

At Earthjustice, where I lead the organization’s Healthy Communities portfolio, I strive to look at communities holistically, thinking about identifying the different pathways to improving quality of life.

August 11, 2014 | Blog Post

The Need to Fight for Michigan’s Dirtiest Zip Code

On April 27, 2013, thick, black smoke rose high above southwest Detroit from the flames at a nearby industrial facility. Three thousand residents were then ordered to leave their homes and evacuate the area. These residents are no stranger to poor air quality as their neighbors include a coal-fired power plant, a car factory, a water waste management plant, and the Marathon Ashland Petroleum oil refinery, one of 150 oil refineries in the country.

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