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August 10, 2013 | Video

This Is How Asthma Feels

Millions of Americans suffer from asthma. However, most people don't know how brutal it is to live with the disease. Breathing is a fundamental right, yet every day air pollution affects our right to breathe clean air.

May 26, 2019 | In the News: The Denver Post

Suncor’s Hydrogen-Cyanide Emissions Exceeded Permit Last Year; Colorado Now Weighing Refinery’s Request To Increase Limit

Joel Minor, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “It’s alarming that Suncor is emitting hydrogen cyanide above its permitted level, because the refinery is located next to predominantly Latino communities in north Denver and Commerce City that already suffer negative health outcomes because they bear a disproportionate burden of pollution from numerous sources.”

May 8, 2019 | Feature

Cancer Alley Rises Up

An overburdened community unites against Big Oil’s next big play.

April 15, 2019 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Sue Trump’s EPA for Coke Oven Cancer Pollution

Earthjustice, on behalf of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, Gasp, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Sierra Club, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for improperly regulating coke ovens — producers of known carcinogens — thus failing to protect communities throughout the country. Over a decade ago, EPA found that carcinogenic emissions from coke ovens destroy air quality and cause devastating health complications, yet plaintiffs in the case argue the agency failed to act to protect nearby communities from this threat.

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