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August 21, 2014 | Blog Post

Communities Near Oil Refineries Must Demand Cleaner Air

In Port Arthur Texas, home to eight oil and chemical industrial sites, the egg-like, putrid smell of toxic chemicals spews from oil refinery smokestacks every hour of every day.

That stench stands as a reminder to the people who live there that what they smell and breathe is, indeed, making them sick.

August 20, 2014 | Case

Defending Federal Rule That Will Ease Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Conservation Law Foundation, and Union for Concerned Scientists—represented by Earthjustice and Natural Resources Defense Council—intervened to defend the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s landmark Order No. 1000, which breaks down longstanding barriers to modernizing the grid and hastening a shift away from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy.

August 19, 2014 | Action Alert

Stop Pesticide Poisonings

The men, women and children who harvest our nation's food have one of the highest rates of chemical exposures among all U.S. workers. Take action to help stop these poisonings.

August 19, 2014 | Blog Post

When Lobbying is a Good Thing

Lobbying is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in the government. It conjures up an image of a guy in a $5,000 suit slipping money into a senator’s pockets. It’s seemingly taboo to lobby, and as a public policy major I find my answer to the often-repeated question of “So, are you going to sell out and become a lobbyist when you graduate?” being “Absolutely not!”

But, as I learned during my time here, “lobbying” has a much-more layered definition.

August 19, 2014 | Blog Post

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Every day, just in the course of normal activities, we are exposed to an unbelievable range of toxic chemicals that we may not know about. Of the 80,000 plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 24,000 are “secret”. Literally, we don’t know what they are.


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