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July 22, 2015 | Feature

The California Drought

Who gets the water and who's hung out to dry? The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

August 10, 2013 | Video

This Is How Asthma Feels

Millions of Americans suffer from asthma. However, most people don't know how brutal it is to live with the disease. Breathing is a fundamental right, yet every day air pollution affects our right to breathe clean air.

August 9, 2022 | Legal Document

Combined LCR Petition (August 2022)

Three separate legal documents:
1. Initial Opening Brief of Petitioners Newburgh Clean Water Project, NAACP, Sierra Club, United Parents Against Lead, and Natural Resources Defense Council, represented by Earthjustice.
2. Standing Addendum of Petitioners Newburgh Clean Water Project, NAACP, Sierra Club, United Parents Against Lead, and Natural Resources Defense Council, represented by Earthjustice.
3. Initial Opening Brief of State Petitioners

August 4, 2022 | Legal Document

EPA: Petition to Update Emission Standards for Large Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Ironbound Community Corporation, and Sierra Club petition this Court for a writ of mandamus requiring the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Michael S. Regan, in his official capacity as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to promulgate a rule updating its emission standards for large municipal solid waste incinerators.

July 29, 2022 | In the News: Colorado Times Recorder

Enviro Groups Ask Colorado to Deny Proposed Suncor Air Quality Permit

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “In our comments, we ask the Division, first and foremost, to deny the permit because Suncor has shown that it cannot comply with its emissions limits and modeling shows that Suncor is violating National Ambient Air Quality Standards for both nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxide.”

July 27, 2022 | In the News: Westword

New Draft Plan for Metro Denver Ozone Reduction Already Catching Heat

Alexandra Schluntz, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “That first draft needs to be as strong as possible so that we can have a really robust public rulemaking process and get the public engaged, improve the SIP and, finally, get a strong final SIP approved by the Air Quality Control Commission.”

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