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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 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

EPA Finally Sets Plans for Mercury Limits on Cement Kilns

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

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

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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 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

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 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: 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

Mercury Pollution from New York Cement Kilns Endangering Public Health

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

Press Release February 26, 2004

New Reports Expose Hidden Failures of US Anti-Drug Policy in Colombia

Costs mount as congressional goals go unmet

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

A conversation about cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater across America.
feature June 6, 2019

Insider Briefing: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy

Earthjustice attorneys and our client and partner in litigation, Prairie River Network discuss cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater in Illinois and across America.

Mountain Heroes collects stories and inspiration from the fight to end mountaintop removal mining.
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Article June 4, 2012

Introducing Our New Mountain Heroes Website and Campaign

Over our years of working to stop mountaintop removal mining, we at Earthjustice have met so many brave and dedicated people fighting for their communities, mountains and waters. In 2010, Earthjustice launched our “Mountain Heroes” campaign to share their inspiring stories and show that this is not just a fight for the environment—it’s a fight…

staff February 5, 2015

Rikki Weber

Rikki Weber is a Legal Practice Manager with the California regional office in San Francisco, CA.

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…