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March 7, 2001 | Press Release

Settlement Will Reduce Lake Okeechobee Pollution by 70 Percent

As a result of a settlement agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, there will be a 70 percent reduction of phosphorus pollution permitted into Lake Okeechobee in Okeechobee County, Florida.

March 7, 2001 | Press Release

U.S. Trade Representative Sued for Hiding Documents from Public

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging the US Trade Representative's latest trade negotiations for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, which would expand the North American Free Trade Agreement -- NAFTA -- to encompass the entire hemisphere.

March 2, 2001 | Press Release

Coalition Defends Clean Air Standards for Diesel Trucks and Buses

A coalition of public health, environmental and conservation organizations intervened in a case to oppose the oil refining industry's attacks on an EPA regulation requiring large diesel trucks and buses to reduce air pollution.

February 21, 2001 | Press Release

Lawsuit Filed to Fix Bay Area Transit and Air Pollution Problems

A coalition of environmental, transit, and community groups filed suit in U.S. District Court against the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and two Bay Area transit operators to enforce long-standing, unfulfilled commitments to improve transit ridership and air quality.

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