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feature February 2, 2011

A Success Story, with Many Chapters Still to Come

The Clean Air Act has substantially improved the lives of millions of Americans. Polluting industries have fought progress every step of the way. To protect your right to breathe, Earthjustice is working to ensure polluting industries don’t stand in the way of clean air protections.

Article February 1, 2011

#Right2Breathe Recap: EPA Defends Bush-era Loophole

(Clean air is a life saver, which is why Earthjustice is working to ensure that polluters don’t stand in the way of safeguards against air pollution. Here’s a round up of some recent news in the ongoing campaign to protect our Right to Breathe.) Use the #right2breathe hashtag on Twitter to track campaign updates. EPA Defends Hazardous…

Press Release January 28, 2011

EPA Exempts Refineries From Hazardous Waste Control Requirements

Agency affirms Bush-era loophole exempting refineries’ hazardous waste from public health and safety requirements

The Valero oil refinery in Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne / Earthjustice)
case April 1, 2008

Ending a Hazardous Waste Loophole for Oil Refineries

One of the surest ways for polluters to maintain sky-high profits is to stay dirty, which is why oil refiners no doubt rejoiced when in 2008 the Bush administration exempted them from key provisions of the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. This handout affords refineries great leniency in how they…

Press Release April 1, 2008

EPA's Hazardous Waste Exemptions — No April Fool's Day Joke

Agency moves to free over 300,000 tons of hazardous waste for gasification at oil refineries