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December 23, 2015 | Legal Document

Ozone 2015: Petition for Review

Earthjustice, representing the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility, West Harlem Environmental Action, Appalachian Mountain Club, and the National Parks Conservation Association, has filed suit to challenge the national ozone standards adopted in October 2015. The EPA’s standards are weaker than what medical experts have called for.

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 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.)

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