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Clean Air

The Latest On: Clean Air

May 5, 2009 | Case

Air Pollution Haze in Our National Parks

The 1977 Clean Air Act set a national goal of cleaning up dirty air in major national parks and wilderness areas. Decades later, only a small handful of states have submitted legally required plans to comply. The result: power plant and factory emissions continue to obscure views of beloved landmarks in national parks across the country including Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, Big Bend, Acadia, Sequoia, and Yosemite.

September 4, 2008 | Case

Fighting for Environmental Justice in Richmond, CA

Earthjustice took on an important Bay Area environmental justice battle in Richmond, CA, challenging Chevron’s proposed refinery expansion plan that would have boosted local pollution and yielded a massive increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

April 1, 2008 | Case

Ending a Hazardous Waste Loophole for Oil Refineries

A Bush-era industry favor allows the nation’s oil refineries to burn unlimited amounts of hazardous waste every year without meeting public health protections. Earthjustice is suing to force the EPA to close this insult-to-injury loophole.

October 26, 2006 | Case

Cleaning Up Industrial Boilers

More than 200,000 industrial boilers and incinerators pollute the air and endanger the public all over the country, emitting massive quantities of mercury, lead and many other toxic pollutants, yet most are essentially unregulated.

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