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Press Release: Victory April 21, 2009

Federal Government Cracks Down on Mercury Pollution From Cement Kilns

Air pollution rules from new administration will cut mercury pollution by between 81 and 93 percent

Press Release: Victory March 13, 2007

Federal Court Blasts EPA's Continued Refusal To Comply With Clean Air Act

Court vacates weak approach to limit toxic pollution from brick and tile makers

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 October 25, 2007

New York Cement Kilns Must Reduce Mercury Pollution

Three NY cement kilns account for nearly one third of all mercury pollution in the state — groups urge the governor to limit mercury pollution

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

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: Victory August 9, 2010

EPA Adopts Strong Protections Against Air Pollution from Cement Kilns

Mercury, other toxic air pollutants reduced up to 92%

Press Release March 6, 2008

EPA Finally Sets Plans for Mercury Limits on Cement Kilns

Years of delay means thousands of pounds of mercury pollution have gone unchecked

Document March 13, 2007

Brick Kiln Locations

Memo dated February 28, 2003, detailing locations of brick kilns throughout the US

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 March 6, 2008

Mercury Pollution from New York Cement Kilns Endangering Public Health

NYSDEC must include mercury limits in operating permits for Lafarge and other cement kilns

Document March 13, 2007

Brick Kilns Decision

Federal court overturns weak EPA plan to limit hazardous toxic air pollution from new and existing brick and clany kilns

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

Press Release September 21, 2005

EPA Agrees to Regulate Harmful Toxic Chemicals from Cement Kilns

Agency sets timeline for rules reducing mercury, other hazardous pollutants

Article August 9, 2010

It's Official: 93% Reductions in Mercury from Cement Kilns!

After a decade of litigation and activism, on Aug. 9, 2010, the EPA finally announced plans to cut more than 16,000 pounds of mercury from our nation’s cement kilns every year, starting in 2013.

Article May 8, 2009

Bloggers Unite over Fight to Clean Up Cement Kilns

People around the Web and across the country are talking about our Cleaning Up Mercury, Protecting Our Health campaign to raise awareness about the serious health risks of mercury poisoning and to support the recent EPA proposal for cutting mercury pollution. Here are some of the comments making the rounds: Jack E. urged: Should you…

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 October 28, 2004

Groups Target Bush EPA's Refusal to Control Mercury, Other Toxic Air Pollutants

Failure to comply with court order to reduce cement kiln emissions threatens public health