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Clean Air

The Latest On: Clean Air

July 5, 2005 | Case

Eight-Hour Ozone Standards

On April 30, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency released final rules to control smog. Unfortunately, the rules fall well short of what public health and the law require. An Earthjustice suit is pending in federal court.

July 1, 2005 | Case

Power Plant Threat in Yellowstone

Earthjustice successfully challenged a proposal for a large new power plant in central Montana that would have polluted Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas.

November 16, 2004 | Case

Forcing Regulation of Industrial Boilers

Earthjustice won a lawsuit in 2007 forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate industrial boilers. It took the agency four years to issue the new regulations, which are inadequate and are being challenged in court as of mid-2014.

September 28, 2004 | Case

Challenging Weak Plywood Plant Standards

Earthjustice challenged the EPA’s weak air pollution standards for plywood plants, a major source of greenhouse gas emission and other toxic pollutants.

May 21, 2004 | Case

Mercury from Chlorine Plants

Mercury is a well-known byproduct of burning coal in power plants, but another source—chlorine plants—goes unmeasured, let alone regulated. An Earthjustice lawsuit sought to force the Environmental Protection Agency to correct this dangerous situation.

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