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June 30, 2014 | Action Alert

Refinery Towns Need A Sheriff

The EPA has just released a plan to protect fenceline communities from toxic oil refinery pollution which includes long overdue health standards and expanded air monitoring. This plan is a great start, but we need your help.

June 30, 2014 | Case

Challenging Pennsylvania's Deficient Haze Plan

Conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, are challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Pennsylvania’s deficient plan to reduce air pollution. The Commonwealth’s regional haze plan requires no emission reductions from any of its 33 coal-fired power plants or factories, the major sources of hazy, unhealthful air in our parks and neighborhoods.

June 30, 2014 | Legal Document

Court Filing: Clean Air Groups Challenge Deficient Pennsylvania Haze Plan

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of Pennsylvania’s deficient plan to reduce air pollution. The Commonwealth’s regional haze plan requires no emission reductions from any of its 33 coal-fired power plants or factories, the major sources of hazy, unhealthful air in our parks and neighborhoods.

June 30, 2014 | Press Release

U.S. Court of Appeals Throws Out Dangerous Loopholes for Burning Hazardous Waste

On June 27, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit threw out two loopholes that were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exemptions that deregulated the storage, transportation, and  burning of hazardous wastes under the nation’s hazardous waste management law. The groups that successfully challenged these exemptions were Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN).

June 27, 2014 | Blog Post

Suit Filed to Stop Kansas Coal Plant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has given Sunflower Electric the green light to build a massive, dirty coal fired power plant. Just last year, the Kansas Supreme Court found the permit for this plant to be illegal because it failed to meet the most basic protections for clean air. Despite that ruling, KDHE recently reissued the permit virtually unchanged, once again failing to protect the citizens of Kansas from harmful air pollution. 

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