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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 12, 2015 | Legal Document

Arecibo Incinerator comments

Earthjustice, a national nonprofit environmental law firm, and the Vermont Law School Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic are representing Amigos Del Río Guaynabo, Inc., Ciudadanos En Defensa Del Ambiente, Comité Basura Cero Arecibo, Madres De Negro de Arecibo, and Sierra Club de Puerto Rico and the communities they represent in fighting the Arecibo waste incinerator project. Earthjustice and the Vermont Law School Clinic submitted comments on behalf of the groups today.

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 15, 2015 | Feature

Harvesting Change

Speaking from the fields and in Washington, D.C., farmworkers brought their stories directly to policy makers. Their goal: to connect policy set in our nation's capital with the reality of life on the frontlines of our nation's agriculture system.

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