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July 8, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: The Hidden Cost of Our Nation's Oil Refineries

7 million Americans live near oil refineries. 20,000 tons of pollutants are released by refineries each year, without proper safeguards. Learn about the problem—and the four concrete steps that can solve the nation's oil refinery problem.

July 3, 2014 | Audio

The Smell of Money: One Man's Fight to Clear the Air in His Hometown

In this Down to Earth episode, Hilton Kelley, a leading environmental activist who gave up a Hollywood acting career to move to Port Arthur, Texas, discusses his work to clean up the city's air by facing off against industrial polluters that surround the town.

July 2, 2014 | Case

Halting An Oregon Oil Terminal’s Clean Air Act Violation

Conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to require a Columbia River crude oil transport terminal to comply with federal laws meant to protect people and the environment from air pollution. The former ethanol production facility in Clatskanie, OR, has been quietly transformed into a terminal for the transport of millions of gallons of highly explosive Bakken crude oil.

June 30, 2014 | Case

Challenging Pennsylvania's Deficient Haze Plan

Conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, are challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Pennsylvania’s deficient plan to reduce air pollution. The Commonwealth’s regional haze plan requires no emission reductions from any of its 33 coal-fired power plants or factories, the major sources of hazy, unhealthful air in our parks and neighborhoods.

June 30, 2014 | Press Release: Victory

U.S. Court of Appeals Throws Out Dangerous Loopholes for Burning Hazardous Waste

On June 27, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit threw out two loopholes that were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exemptions that deregulated the storage, transportation, and  burning of hazardous wastes under the nation’s hazardous waste management law. The groups that successfully challenged these exemptions were Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN).

June 27, 2014 | Article

Suit Filed to Stop Kansas Coal Plant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has given Sunflower Electric the green light to build a massive, dirty coal fired power plant.