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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.

December 14, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint: Fairbanks Air Quality

The Fairbanks Northstar Borough (“Fairbanks” or “the Borough”) has the worst fine particulate matter (“PM-2.5”) air pollution in the nation — with levels spiking far in excess of the next most-polluted area and over twice the recommended limit for unhealthy air. Earthjustice is representing Citizens for Clean Air and Alaska Community Action on Toxics in this lawsuit seeking to hold EPA accountable for addressing air pollution.

November 20, 2018 | In the News: Curbed

How Online Shopping Affects Rural Communities

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Office: “People often don’t think about, how does this package from Amazon, or rug from Target, get here. All along the way, there’s places where toxic pollution is essentially poisoning communities. There’s a growing frustration that this industry isn’t doing enough to clean up its act.”

October 24, 2018 | Legal Document

Clean Air Act Deadline Enforcement: Court Order Directing U.S. EPA to Issue Findings

It is hereby ordered and declared that: Defendants Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Mike Stoker, Regional Administrator, Region 9, EPA, are in violation of the Clean Air Act with regard to their mandatory, nondiscretionary duty under 42 U.S.C. § 7410(k)(1)(B) to make findings that the State of California has failed to submit for the San Joaquin Valley three overdue nonattainment state implementation plans addressing nonattainment of the 1997, 2006, and 2012 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5).

October 22, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Meet Abigail Dillen

New President Abigail Dillen discusses her vision for Earthjustice’s future as the organization battles the assault on environmental safeguards and pushes for a rapid shift to 100% clean energy.

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