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The Latest On: Clean Air

May 19, 2011 | Video

Clean Air Is ...

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Every year, many people young and old get sick because of air pollution. Thousands die. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries. We will raise our voices to demand immediate action, because everyone has the right to breathe.

April 6, 2011 | Case

Cleaning Up the Four Corners Coal-Fired Power Plant

Earthjustice is working to clean up a major coal-fired power polluter on Navajo land that has neglected to install pollution control measures, despite numerous modifications at the plant that legally require the plant’s operator to do so.

February 2, 2011 | Feature

A Success Story, with Many Chapters Still to Come

The Clean Air Act has substantially improved the lives of millions of Americans. Polluting industries have fought progress every step of the way. To protect your right to breathe, Earthjustice is working to ensure polluting industries don’t stand in the way of clean air protections.

December 30, 2010 | Article

Celebrating Americans Who Didn't Die in 2010

According to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 160,000 American lives were saved in 2010 by the Clean Air Act’s health protections. Four decades of clean air protections have made the U.S. stronger, healthier and more prosperous.

December 10, 2010 | Feature

Clearing the Air: Q&A with Earthjustice Attorney Jim Pew

Earthjustice litigation succeeded in closing a gaping air pollution loophole known as the startup, shutdown, and malfunction exemption, which allowed industrial facilities to blanket nearby communities with toxic air pollution, all without warning or accountability.

June 25, 2010 | Case

Protecting Air Quality In The San Joaquin Valley

Cities in California’s Central Valley dominate the American Lung Association’s top ten list of areas with the worst air pollution, yet meaningful action to improve air quality in the region is nonexistent. Earthjustice is challenging EPA’s cycle of inaction to ensure that the millions of people who live and work in the valley are protected.

May 24, 2010 | Video

Flyover of Seattle, WA Cement Kilns

Two cement kilns, located just outside of downtown Seattle, WA, are significant sources of mercury pollution in the area. Mercury emissions from these sites impact hundreds of thousands of people around the Puget Sound area. Toxic levels of mercury in fish affect everyone, especially children and pregnant women.

May 24, 2010 | Video

Flyover of Cupertino, CA Cement Kiln

This video features the Cupertino cement kiln, located just outside San Francisco, CA. Mercury emissions from this site impact hundreds of thousands of people in the Bay Area. Toxic levels of mercury in fish affect everyone, especially children and pregnant women.