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Press Release May 7, 2013

Congressional Leaders Urge EPA to Address Methane Pollution from Coal Mines

Rep. Waxman and Senator Whitehouse continue commitment to address climate change pollution

Orange cloud over the Black Thunder coal mine. These clouds are nitrogen oxide gases, which are poisonous.
(Photo courtesy of WildEarth Guardians)
case May 1, 2013

Protecting The Public From Coal Mine Pollution

Coal mines are major sources of controllable air pollution. They release 10 percent of national methane emissions, a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, as well as large amounts of nitrogen dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and soot—the leading cause of premature deaths associated with air pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is…

Press Release April 30, 2013

EPA Fails To Address Deadly Coal Mine Pollution

EPA’s do-nothing approach threatens climate, public health and welfare, groups allege

Press Release November 23, 2011

Coal Mines Clouding America’s Air

Lawsuit filed against EPA to protect public health, safety, and the climate from coal mine air pollution

document November 22, 2011

Coal Mine Methane Complaint

Press Release June 16, 2010

Coalition Calls on EPA to Set National Limits on Air Pollution from U.S. Coal Mines

Mines endanger public health, safety, and the climate