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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.

“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.

Press Release January 16, 2007

Environmentalists File Opening Briefs in Challenge to Weak Mercury Reduction Plan

EPA proposal delays pollution reductions, may create mercury “hot spots”

The Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania, reflected in a window of a home in Springdale, is among the hundreds of power plants likely covered by the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 5, 2023

The Mercury & Air Toxics Standards

When coal is burned in the U.S., most of the mercury in the coal no longer spews into our air — thanks to a federal rule that Earthjustice and our clients fought for and continue to defend.

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 May 18, 2005

Earthjustice Leads Challenge to Weak EPA Approach to Limit Power Plant Mercury Emissions

Clean air, public health advocates: EPA Mercury Rule leaves public health at risk, violates law

Press Release May 17, 2005

Conservation Groups Challenge Weak EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants

Lawsuits filed challenging EPA approach at curbing power plant toxic air emissions

Press Release July 14, 2005

EPA's Cap-and-Trade Plan for Mercury Fails to Protect Public Health

Conservation groups file lawsuit in federal court over Clean Air Act violations

Press Release February 17, 2004

EPA Failing to Protect Americans from Chlorine Plant Mercury Emissions

Groups sue over Clean Air Act violations

Press Release July 23, 2008

Mercury Pollution from Cement Kilns Double Previous Estimates

Earthjustice report reveals mercury pollution nearly twice what EPA previously thought

Press Release: Victory February 8, 2008

Court Says EPA Rule Allowing More Power Plant Mercury is Illegal

EPA violated the law by evading required power plant mercury reductions

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.

Press Release May 26, 2004

Suit Filed to Challenge EPA Approval of Weak Air Pollution Plan for San Joaquin Valley

Particulate plan approved by EPA will not effectively protect health of Valley residents

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.

feature February 25, 2016

Powering The Future

In a conversation, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy Abigail Dillen discusses important recent victories and Earthjustice’s plans to go all-in on clean energy.

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 July 23, 2013

New Report Highlights Extent of Coal Plant Water Pollution, OMB Obstruction

Coal-fired power plants remain the nation’s biggest source of toxic water pollution

Press Release: Victory January 25, 2023

EPA Moves to Reject Six Coal Plants’ Applications to Keep Toxic Coal Ash Dumps Open

EPA found that the six plants failed to prove that their coal ash ponds were not leaking and not contaminating groundwater