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The Latest On: Clean Air

June 30, 2014 | Case

Challenging Pennsylvania's Deficient Haze Plan

Conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, are challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Pennsylvania’s deficient plan to reduce air pollution. The Commonwealth’s regional haze plan requires no emission reductions from any of its 33 coal-fired power plants or factories, the major sources of hazy, unhealthful air in our parks and neighborhoods.

June 30, 2014 | Press Release: Victory

U.S. Court of Appeals Throws Out Dangerous Loopholes for Burning Hazardous Waste

On June 27, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit threw out two loopholes that were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exemptions that deregulated the storage, transportation, and  burning of hazardous wastes under the nation’s hazardous waste management law. The groups that successfully challenged these exemptions were Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN).

June 27, 2014 | Article

Suit Filed to Stop Kansas Coal Plant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has given Sunflower Electric the green light to build a massive, dirty coal fired power plant.

June 25, 2014 | Article

Building a Healthy Living Plan for a Growing Bay Area

Irene's commute provides a snapshot of the economic and demographic changes affecting all the neighborhoods around the Bay Area. Can public transportation keep pace with residents' needs? Will people continue to find affordable housing near their workplaces? How will these changes shape the identities of our neighborhoods?

June 23, 2014 | Case

Challenging the Port of Long Beach's Plan to Export Toxic Coal

On behalf of Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment and Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthjustice is challenging the Port of Long Beach’s approval of two controversial agreements, which allow the Port to annually export more than 1 million tons of coal and petcoke, a byproduct of oil refining, for the next 15 years.

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