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November 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Methane Fighters Take on Washington

Thirty-five people from 12 different states visited Washington, D.C., to share their stories with their representatives in an effort to build support for the EPA’s newly proposed Methane Pollution Standard.
Earthjustice and partner groups flew 35 people from 12 states to Washington D.C. to tell policy makes just how much methane pollution from oil and gas drilling has compromised their health.

November 24, 2015 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene on 2015 Ozone Standard; Murray Energy Corporation v. EPA

Earthjustice representing American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed to oppose a major coal company’s challenge to stronger national ozone standards adopted last month. The EPA’s new standards were years overdue, and though they are weaker than the science-backed standards called for by medical experts, they are more protective than the standards they replaced and will help prevent many hundreds of hospital visits, asthma attacks, and deaths.

November 19, 2015 | Legal Document

U.S. Sugar Petition

Petition Requesting The Administrator To Object To The Title V Operating Permit Renewal For The United States Sugar Corporation’s Clewiston Facility

November 6, 2015 | Blog Post

5 Things to Know About the EPA’s New Rule for Oil Refineries

The EPA’s updated standard for oil refineries requires fenceline monitoring in nearby communities, reducing cancer risks from toxic emissions like benzene for more than 1.4 million people. (Spanish language version available.)

October 13, 2015 | Blog Post

Keeping Coal Out of Oakland

A $53 million backroom deal with a Utah consortium threatens to create the West Coast’s largest coal export terminal in Oakland, California.

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