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The statue 'Contemplation of Justice', outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building.
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Article June 25, 2014

Supreme Court: EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gasses

The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to limit climate pollution.

Press Release May 5, 2014

Earthjustice Statement on the Release of the Third National Climate Assessment

The third National Climate Assessment released today highlights the effects of climate change across our nation, and concludes that we are not prepared for the significant risks posed by our rapidly changing climate

The U.S. Capitol building at dawn. The House passes a wrongheaded bill to stop the EPA action on climate change.
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Article March 6, 2014

House Passes Its Polluter Protection Act

Passes wrongheaded bill to stop EPA action on climate change.

Press Release January 22, 2014

Groups Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Existing Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Request would require polluters to use known controls

Article October 18, 2013

High Court Turns Deaf Ear To Climate Change Attack

This week the U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed industry by refusing to hear challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that carbon dioxide and other climate change pollutants endanger our health. The court also rejected attacks on carbon pollution limits for cars and trucks – limits that respond to the court’s 2007 ruling in Massachusetts v.…

Article November 12, 2012

As Sandy Victims Shiver, America Must Stay Alert

While for many in the country, thoughts of Hurricane Sandy are being replaced by thoughts of the election, football, or the Thanksgiving holiday, for the tens of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey, survival and their families’ well-being are still the urgent thoughts. Two weeks after the storm, more than 68,000 people…

Press Release June 20, 2011

Supreme Court Affirms EPA's Power To Reduce Climate Change Pollution

Justices deny lawsuit against power plants by holding that EPA has authority to set limits

Article June 20, 2011

Court: Only EPA Can Regulate Climate Change Pollution

Today, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling once again affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency as the most rightful and authorized regulator of climate change pollution in the land. While some in Congress have been trying to take this power away from the EPA, and have been attempting to block EPA controls on climate change pollution, the Supreme…

Press Release April 7, 2011

House Majority Favors Big Polluters and Corporate Interests Over Good of American People

House passes Dirty Air Act to block protective pollution limits

Press Release April 6, 2011

Senate Rejects Attempts To Bail Out Big Polluters at Cost of American Public

Four Dirty Air Acts voted down by Senate today

Article April 6, 2011

Senate Tramples Four Dirty Air Acts

The Senate just voted to reject four—count ’em 1-2-3-4—bad amendments that would strangle and block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from being able to limit dangerous carbon dioxide pollution from the nation’s biggest polluters. These Dirty Air Acts went down in the upper chamber today because enough of the Senate still obviously believes that the well-being,…

Article March 30, 2011

Care About Climate Change, Clean Air? Call Your Senators!

The Senate votes tomorrow on four pieces of legislation that all aim to block or delay Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution of the nation’s biggest polluters. These polluters have convinced their friends in Congress to author a wave of bills exempting them from strong air pollution limits—they are the…

Article March 16, 2011

Cleaning Up Biggest Polluters – Will Congress Have Our Backs?

As I write this, the Senate is debating an amendment to a small business bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting limits on carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s biggest polluters. We’ve been making a lot of noise about this effort to cripple the EPA and obstruct health- and science-based standards for climate…

Press Release March 15, 2011

Dirty Air Act Passes Through House Energy and Commerce Committee

Polluter-Aid bill gets green light from House committee; Senate now debating companion legislation

Press Release March 10, 2011

House Subcommittee Votes In Favor of Big Polluters, Against Well-Being and Future of American People

Reps. Upton and Whitfield’s Dirty Air Act passes through subcommittee in Congress

Press Release March 3, 2011

Paying Favors to Big Industry Polluters, House Wages Another Attack on Clean Air

Bill introduced by Rep. Upton and others reads like a love letter to nation’s biggest polluter industries

Article March 3, 2011

The New Majority: We Can't Go Backwards Fast Enough!

“Doh!” should be the motto of the new majority in the House, but here’s one from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that might work as well: “The New Majority – Plasticware Is Back.” Boehner tweeted this, or should I say taunted this, on Monday, boasting about a move orchestrated by him and his GOP colleagues in…