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The Latest On: Clean Air

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.

September 26, 2013 | Case

Defending Pollution Limits for Large Diesel Ships

Air pollution from large ships is already a problem—but it will grow beyond control if the state of Alaska succeeds in overturning a recently issued EPA requirement for the use of cleaner fuel. Earthjustice is defending the requirement from Alaska’s challenge.

September 18, 2013 | Article

Friday Finds: Pushing Clean Air’s Buttons

Tired of breathing dirty air during your daily commute? Just turn on your car vent's recirculation button, 'advises researchers from the University of Southern California.

September 17, 2013 | Case

Fighting for Cleaner Air in Utah’s Uinta Basin

Oil and gas drilling is booming in Utah’s Uinta Basin—and so is smog pollution. Earthjustice is working with local groups in a suit that challenges EPA’s failure to protect the region from an escalating public health crisis.

September 10, 2013 | Article

Watching Our National Parks Fade From View

Human-caused haze is also stifling more than just a picture-perfect photos. The pollutants that ruin the views in our national parks are the same pollutants that ruin our bodies by contributing to heart attacks, asthma attacks, chronic bronchitis and respiratory illness.