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The Latest On: Clean Air

May 19, 2014 | Audio

The Right to Breathe: Defending Communities

Attorneys Paul Cort and Emma Cheuse discuss how Earthjustice is fighting to protect communities from the impacts of burning fossil fuels. This teleconference was held on May 16, 2014.

May 17, 2014 | Case

Defending Fenceline Communities From Oil Refinery Pollution

Oil refineries emit egregious amounts of toxic air pollution that seriously jeopardizes the health of people who live nearby. Earthjustice is representing many of these fenceline communities in a lawsuit to get oil refineries to clean up their dirty ways.

May 16, 2014 | Article

Courts Demand Clean Air for Americans

Over the last few weeks, the nation’s federal courts—including the Supreme Court—have blessed Americans with four major clean air victories.

May 16, 2014 | Case

Demanding Federal Limits on Toxic Oil & Gas Well Air Pollution

A large coalition of 64 local, state and national groups, represented by Earthjustice, are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect public health by setting pollution limits on oil and gas wells and associated equipment in population centers around the United States.

May 13, 2014 | Case

Closing a Dangerous Hazardous Waste Loophole

In a last-minute giveaway to polluters in 2008, the Bush administration passed the Definition of Solid Waste (“DSW”) rule, which stripped federal oversight of recyclers who handle 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste generated by steel, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies each year.

May 12, 2014 | Case

Protecting Lives, Lungs from Soot

Soot pollution is deadly—leading to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. After years of delay by the EPA, Earthjustice is seeking to defend stronger pollution limits on this major threat to public health.