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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.

January 8, 2001 | Press Release

Lawsuit Filed to Force Bay Area Clean Up Compliance

After thirty years of blown deadlines, inadequate plans, and broken promises, a coalition of Bay Area community and environmental groups filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce Clean Air Act requirements needed to meet the national standard for ozone which protects public health.

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