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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.

April 19, 2018 | In the News: Denver Post

Suncor Oil Refinery Spews 8.5 Tons A Year Of Cyanide Gas Over Low-Income North Denver Neighborhoods, State Records Show

Joel Minor, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Everyone who lives near Suncor, as well as Suncor employees, have been breathing hydrogen cyanide. If the state is going to set a limit for hydrogen cyanide, it needs to set a limit that protects public health. We have these laws requiring disclosure for a reason. People do have a right to know what they are breathing.”

April 13, 2018 | In the News: Living On Earth

Pruitt’s EPA Allows Dirtier Air

Patrice Simms, VP of Litigation, Washington, D.C.: "The 'Once In, Always In,' policy is part of a regulatory program under the Clean Air Act, and that program deals with the control of hazardous air pollutants. Not the things that we often think about like smog, the stuff that you see hanging over a city, but rather these are highly toxic air pollutants, things that cause cancer and birth defects and neurological problems."

March 24, 2018 | Legal Document

Once In Always In Petition for Review

Pursuant to Clean Air Act § 307(b)(1), 42 U.S.C. § 7607(b)(1), Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and D.C. Circuit Rule 15, Air Alliance Houston, California Communities Against Toxics, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Integrity Project, Hoosier Environmental Council, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Natural Resources Defense Council, Ohio Citizen Action, and Sierra Club (collectively, “Petitioners”) hereby petition this Court for review of the 2 final action taken by Respondents U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator Scott Pruitt in the attached memorandum from William L. Wehrum, dated January 25, 2018 (Attachment 1), and in the Federal Register notice published at 83 Fed. Reg. 5,543 (February 8, 2018) and titled “Issuance of Guidance Memorandum, ‘Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act’” 

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