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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.

November 30, 2000 | Press Release


Six United States communities, ranging from Ohio to California, will be affected by a U.S. District court settlement announced that will require a closer look at their air pollution quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must now decide whether these six communities should be reclassified to more serious air pollution categories.