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The fire at the incinerator in Miami-Dade County in 2023. (Juan Carlos Esquivel)
Document June 2, 2023

Decades of Denial: The Environmental Injustice of EPA’s Failure to Regulate Incinerators

This report highlights four key issues that EPA must address when updating air emission standards from large municipal solid waste incinerators. Meet three communities exposed to unnecessary risk of harm from EPA’s current, weak rules.

Document June 2, 2023

Port of Oakland: Oakland Harbor Turning Basins

Expanding the Turning Basins: a project that will worsen public health and environmental justice.

Press Release June 1, 2023

Residentes de Doral en la Florida Soportaron Condiciones Peligrosas Durante Las Tres Semanas del Incendio en el Incinerador de Desechos de Covanta

Los hallazgos de un nuevo reporte subrayan los peligros que estas instalaciones representan para las comunidades alrededor de Florida

Document June 1, 2023

El Incendio del Incinerador del Doral

Una documentación de los riesgos para la salud y peligros ambientales, durante las tres semanas del incendio en el incinerador de desechos del Condado de Miami-Dade, entre febrero y marzo de 2023.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Covanta Energy incinerator in Miami, which started on Feb. 12, 2023, and burned for nearly 3 weeks. As of Mar. 2023, firefighters had
extinguished the full blaze but left a team on site to suppress any new smoldering. Incinerator staff continue to haul away hundreds of truckloads of waste and debris, and the cause of the fire is still unknown. (Miami-Date Fire Rescue)
Press Release June 1, 2023

New report details dangerous conditions Doral, FL residents endured during three-week Covanta waste incinerator fire

Report’s findings underscore the dangers that waste incineration facilities pose to Florida communities

Document May 31, 2023

Doral Incinerator Fire Report

This report details the environmental and public health hazards created by the fire at the Covanta Energy waste incinerator in Doral, FL in February and March 2023.

A chemical fire burns at a facility during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, near Lake Charles, LA.
(David J. Phillip)
Press Release May 30, 2023

Gulf Groups File Petition To Correct Louisiana and Texas’ Violation Of Air Pollution Permitting Standards

States are unlawfully allowing more air pollution in already overburdened communities, violating federal public health standards and creating “sacrifice zones”

Document May 30, 2023

Petition to EPA on SILs Guidance

Petition to EPA under Clean Air Act regarding Significant Impact Levels (SILs) guidance on National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Container ships are seen docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Article May 24, 2023

How a Bay Area Community is Fighting Port Pollution

The Port of Oakland wants to widen its basins, bringing more megaships — and more pollution — to an already overburdened community.

In the News: WHYY May 22, 2023

Philadelphia changed how it regulates toxic air pollution. Here are 3 things to know

Charles McPhedran, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “Cumulative impacts reflect the full range of actual risk from a polluting source. That’s how we understand the risk the people are actually exposed to.”

Press Release May 19, 2023

Air Quality Control Commission, State Fail Disproportionately Impacted Communities on Permitting Rule

Rule allows polluters to request that any monitoring requirements end after two years

Document May 17, 2023

City of Tacoma’s Authority to Conduct a Health Impact Assessment for Proposed Bridge Industrial Warehouse Project

Letter to City of Tacoma on behalf of 350 Tacoma and the South Tacoma Neighborhood Council addressing the question of the City’s authority to conduct a Health Impact Assessment for the proposed Bridge Industrial warehouse project.

Electric transit bus charging station, West Side Highway, New York City.
(Marc A. Hermann / MTA)
From the Experts May 17, 2023

New York’s Green Transit, Green Jobs Bill is the Blueprint for Transportation Electrification

New legislation would facilitate the transition to zero-emissions buses while creating high-paying union jobs.

Press Release May 16, 2023

Exxon Busca Evadir Responsabilidad Ante Contaminación Ilícita en Texas

Corte de apelación determinará cómo los grupos comunitarios pueden buscar sanciones civiles por emisiones ilícitas

Press Release May 16, 2023

Exxon Attempts to Evade Responsibility for Exposing Texas Community to Harmful Pollution

Fifth Circuit to Determine How Community Groups Can Seek Civil Penalties for Unlawful Emissions

Document May 16, 2023

Amicus Brief – Exxon Civil Suit

Amicus Brief filed in Environment Texas Citizen Lobby v. ExxonMobil Corp.

case May 11, 2023

South Tacoma Warehouse Project

Despite vocal opposition from concerned neighbors and environmental and health advocates, the City of Tacoma approved a land use permit for a mega-warehouse project in April 2023, without requiring an Environmental Impact Statement to examine the project’s environmental, health, and community impacts. The South Tacoma location of the mega-warehouse poses serious environmental justice concerns. The…

The proposed site of the Bridge Industrial mega-warehouse complex in South Tacoma, Washington. (350 Tacoma)
Update May 10, 2023

South Tacoma Residents Fight Mega-Warehouse

The plan would pave over a large undeveloped space, increase traffic, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, disturb a former Superfund site, and jeopardize the city’s aquifer.