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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.

September 14, 2021

Power to the People: Conversations on Bold, Equitable and Just Climate Solutions

As the Official Climate Week Policy Program Partner, Earthjustice is hosting three virtual events with experts who are focused on advancing bold and equitable climate solutions that center justice for communities on the frontlines of pollution; and actions that support a just recovery, jobs, climate and infrastructure legislation, and advocating for solutions that match the scale of the climate crisis. Please join us!

September 13, 2021 | Letter

Joint Comments to NYSDEC re: Astoria Replacement Project

The following joint comments focus on the issues presented by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding determinations it must make under New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), as stated in its Notice of Complete Application dated June 30, 2021.

August 31, 2021 | Press Release

New York Gov. Hochul’s Chance to Protect Lung Health

Deadline approaches for Governor Kathy Hochul to direct state agencies to start the process of adopting the Advanced Clean Trucks rule that will increase the number of pollution-free trucks on N.Y. streets

August 27, 2021 | Letter

Joint Letter to NY Gov. Kathy Hochul: Adopt Clean Trucks Regulations

The Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) is one of the single most important actions our State can take today to simultaneously address the climate crisis – which is impacting New Yorkers today more than ever – and the legacy of environmental injustice that disproportionately exposes New Yorkers of color to the health harms from vehicular and other forms of pollution.

August 23, 2021 | Legal Document

Avgas Sign-on Letter (August 2021)

The undersigned organizations and individuals submit this letter in support of the petition submitted on August 24, 2021, by Earthjustice, on behalf of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Center for Environmental Health, Friends of the Earth, Montgomery-Gibbs Environmental Coalition, and Oregon Aviation Watch, and by the County of Santa Clara petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to make an endangerment finding under section 231 of the Clean Air Act that leaded aviation gasoline (“avgas”) contributes to air pollution that harms public health and welfare.

August 23, 2021 | Legal Document

Petition for Rulemaking, Avgas (August 2021)

On August 24, 2021, community groups from across the country represented by Earthjustice, together with the county of Santa Clara in California, filed a petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take the necessary steps to regulate lead pollution from aircraft, the largest source of lead emissions in the country. The petition comes as 39 organizations and individuals signed a letter calling on EPA to look into the issue.

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