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July 3, 2014 | Audio

The Smell of Money: One Man's Fight to Clear the Air in His Hometown

In this Down to Earth episode, Hilton Kelley, a leading environmental activist who gave up a Hollywood acting career to move to Port Arthur, Texas, discusses his work to clean up the city's air by facing off against industrial polluters that surround the town.

July 2, 2014 | Job Post

Interns (Fall 2014 & Spring 2015)

Earthjustice’s Northeast office is now accepting applications for full- or part-time legal interns for fall 2014 and spring 2015. These positions are designed for current law students who are seeking academic credit for the fall or spring semester or who wish to volunteer time without receiving credit. Positions are open in our New York City and Philadelphia offices.

July 2, 2014 | Case

Halting An Oregon Oil Terminal’s Clean Air Act Violation

Conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to require a Columbia River crude oil transport terminal to comply with federal laws meant to protect people and the environment from air pollution. The former ethanol production facility in Clatskanie, OR, has been quietly transformed into a terminal for the transport of millions of gallons of highly explosive Bakken crude oil.

July 2, 2014 | Job Post

Fellowship

We are now accepting applications for candidates interested in applying for the Equal Justice Works, Skadden, or other post-graduate legal fellowships. Qualifying applications will be for a one or two-year project, to commence in the fall of 2015, focusing on environmental issues affecting communities of color, low-income people, and other vulnerable populations.

July 2, 2014 | Blog Post

San Joaquin Valley Agency Blows Hot Air

Two weeks ago, the San Joaquin Valley Air District spread misleading and dangerous information to the public by claiming that the connection between asthma and poor air quality simply didn’t exist.

July 1, 2014 | Blog Post

Carbon Nation: Power Plant Pollution is Sucking the West Dry

(This is the first in a weekly series of blog posts discussing the U.S. EPA’s recent efforts to limit industrial carbon pollution from existing power plants. Earthjustice is advocating that the agency honor the commitments that President Obama made in his Climate Action Plan by setting strong standards that cut emissions from power plants by at least 35 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.)

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