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An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Press Release June 16, 2009

EPA Air Pollution Hearing Draws Advocates From Around CA

Affected communities cheer federal proposal to slash pollution from cement kilns

Press Release July 23, 2008

Mercury Pollution from Cement Kilns Double Previous Estimates

Earthjustice report reveals mercury pollution nearly twice what EPA previously thought

feature January 17, 2019

Special Report: Two Years of Overruling the Trump Administration

The record shows that the Trump’s efforts to weaken environmental regulations are no match for the law.

Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee, April 26, 2004.
(Dennis Cook / AP Photo)
From the Experts September 4, 2018

Kavanaugh Guided by Industry, Not Rule of Law

We agree with the Heritage Foundation on this point: Let’s assess Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record using the “Schumer Standard.” That’s exactly why the Senate should reject him.

Press Release: Victory August 9, 2010

EPA Adopts Strong Protections Against Air Pollution from Cement Kilns

Mercury, other toxic air pollutants reduced up to 92%

The site of the Spruce No. 1 mine, in West Virginia.
(Photo Courtesy of Vivian Stockman / OVEC; Flyover courtesy SouthWings)
Press Release: Victory September 30, 2014

Federal Court Upholds EPA Veto of Spruce Mountaintop Removal Mine

Finds coal industry’s case against EPA action baseless

Press Release March 24, 2014

Supreme Court Rejects Coal Industry Attack on the EPA’s Power to Protect Clean Water

Refuses to hear baseless case against the EPA for blocking extreme WV mountaintop removal mine

feature November 3, 2022

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

746 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico have reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards since 2015. Here’s what the data said.

Press Release December 11, 2006

EPA Fails to Limit Toxic Mercury Pollution from Cement Kilns

Agency ignores federal courts, Congress, and over 20,000 public comments in do-nothing rule

Press Release January 24, 2006

Activists from Across Country Travel to Testify Against Cement Kiln Pollution

EPA continues to allow mercury, other pollutants from cement production industry

Press Release: Victory January 16, 2009

Under Pressure From States and Environmental Groups, EPA Agrees to Address Mercury from Cement Kilns

Agency signs on to court settlement, ends a decade of delay

Article July 6, 2022

What Does West Virginia v. EPA Mean for Climate Action?

The EPA still has authority to reduce climate pollution from power plants, even after the Supreme Court’s decision. Here’s what the Biden administration should do next.

Flaring at a refinery located next to homes in Wilmington, CA.
(Photo courtesy of Jesse Marquez)
Press Release May 23, 2016

EPA Commits to Strengthen Enforcement for Communities Hit Hardest by Environmental Injustice

2020 Action Plan highlights how pollution hazards go hand in hand with racial and economic inequality.

Article April 3, 2013

EPA Shares Water Priorities, Action Timelines on Twitter

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency that 55 percent of U.S. streams and rivers are in “poor” condition, according to its most recent national rivers and streams assessment.

“EPA is sentencing entire segments of the population to a poisoned death,” said Caroline Armijo (left) of N.C. Read her story, and those of Nicole Horseherder of Ariz., and Tom Sedor of Penn., in the special report, <a href="//"><em>Erasing Lives</em></a>.
(From left: Justin Cook for Earthjustice. Darcy Padilla. Chris Knight.)
feature May 13, 2021

Special Report: The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Three Americans living near power plants share how they will be harmed by the gutting of the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.

A few of the action items from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's roadmap to regulate PFAS chemical pollution that are failing or have missed deadlines.
feature June 6, 2023

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

The aftermath from the coal ash spill after the dam collapsed at the Kingston Plant in Harriman, TN.
(United Mountain Defense)
Press Release April 19, 2018

New Analysis of EPA Proposal Reveals It Fails to Protect Children from Coal Ash Pollution and Removes Polluters’ Obligation to Immediately Clean Up Spills

EPA hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Trump administration plan to roll back 2015 coal ash regulations