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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.)

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).

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