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December 23, 2013 | Article

Effective Litigation: The Antidote to Political Foot-Dragging

The White House “systematically” delayed finalizing a host of environmental and public health safeguards for political reasons before the 2012 election, reported The Washington Post last February. With many of these rules still awaiting approvals more than a year after the election, the Post recently revisited its investigation into the politics of continued White House delays.

December 9, 2013 | Article

Supreme Court Reviews Air Rule that Would Prevent Thousands of Deaths Each Year

The highest court of the land will hear argument in a case that is important to anyone with lungs. A vital air safeguard, the 2011 rule would require power plants in more than two dozen states to clean up nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide pollution that drifts across state borders and contributes to harmful soot (particles) and smog (ozone) pollution in downwind states.

November 8, 2013 | Article

EPA - Here Are 55 Reasons To Listen Closely

At EPA's listening session regarding carbon pollution controls from existing power plants, Sr. Legislative Representative Sarah Saylor put herself in EPA’s shoes and did some real listening. It turns out the list of what may be lost and what must be protected by such a rule is not as short as we sometimes make it in the name of expediency.

October 10, 2013 | Article

EPA Sued Over Outdoor Heaters Spewing Soot

Many Americans are looking to escape high heating bills and have found what seems to be the perfect solution: outdoor wood boilers. But they aren't as innocuous as they may look.

October 10, 2013 | Case

Cutting Harmful Emissions From Wood Boilers And Furnaces

Air pollution standards for wood boilers and furnaces—sources of particle pollution and carcinogens—haven’t been updated in 25 years, even though the law requires updates every 8 years. Earthjustice is suing EPA to compel the agency to follow the law and protect the public from this easily avoidable danger.

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