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October 15, 2014 | Legal Document

Court Document: PM2.5 Pollution Challenge

A coalition of public health and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the EPA today, asking a federal court to require the agency to protect Southern California communities from hazardous levels of air pollution.

October 15, 2014 | Blog Post

There’s Something Bad in the Air

There’s something in the air, and Kevin Hamilton knows it all too well. A respiratory therapist in the San Joaquin Valley, Hamilton has watched his patients and his family struggle with the effects of fine particle and ozone pollution for decades.

“They are convinced the air quality is affecting their health and so am I,” he said. “Their asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases are acting up more.”

October 10, 2014 | Blog Post

A Tombstone Mentality On Exploding Oil Trains

Forty-seven people, including a four-year-old child, died in July 2013 when a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac Mégantic, Quebec. Sixty-three tank cars derailed and of these, 59 punctured or ripped open and spilled oil, which ignited, exploded and destroyed the downtown. This catastrophe awoke the public to a 4,000 percent increase in the amount of crude oil shipped by rail and the incredible dangers posed by these crude oil trains to communities. 

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