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July 24, 2001 | Press Release

Landmark Victory for Public Health & the Environment

Earthjustice today secured a landmark victory for public health and the environment pertaining to critical clean air standards. In its ruling today, the United States Court of Appeals struck down as inadequate and unlawful EPA regulations for incinerators and cement kilns that burn hazardous waste.

July 23, 2001 | Press Release

EPA Skirts Responsibility, Fails to Report to Congress on Air Toxics Program

Challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's own failure to comply with the Clean Air Act, Earthjustice today filed the sixth of seven lawsuits against EPA on behalf of Sierra Club. Today's lawsuit addresses EPA's failure to report to Congress on its own progress -- and that of the States -- in implementing the Clean Air Act's air toxics provisions.

July 20, 2001 | Press Release

Unchecked Incinerator Pollution Underscores Pervasive Problem

While the Environmental Protection Agency flounders with a dysfunctional regulation program for air toxics, unchecked pollution threatens Americans' health. To address EPA's regulatory lapse, Earthjustice filed today the fifth of seven lawsuits against EPA on behalf of Sierra Club.

July 18, 2001 | Press Release

Earthjustice Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Failure to Crack Down on Supertoxins

Continuing to stress the need for stronger and timelier implementation of clean air safeguards, Earthjustice today filed the third of seven lawsuits challenging the federal government's chronic failure to protect Americans from the health hazards of toxic air pollution.