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January 19, 2021 | Case

Protecting The Southwest’s Iconic Parks From Dirty Air

A fog of haze is obscuring iconic views at national parks throughout the American west, and an EPA loophole for eight dirty coal plants threatens to perpetuate the problem. Earthjustice is suing to clean up these plants and ensure EPA complies with the law.

January 13, 2021 | In the News: Grist

In the shadow of Amazon, resistance takes root in San Bernardino

Yasmine Agelidis, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “The pandemic has created this boom in retail that’s just made it a lot worse, and this impact is particularly felt by black and brown communities who are also being hit the hardest by COVID-19. This case — it’s fundamentally about human health, and it’s really about protecting people in a part of the country that has literally the worst air quality in the nation.”

December 19, 2020 | In the News: Vox

After decades of activism, the Navajo coal plant has been demolished

Michael Hiatt, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The plant generated massive amounts of electricity, yet many homes on the Navajo reservation lacked electricity despite the proximity of the plant. If the utilities don’t follow the letter of the law and don’t clean up or remediate, we’ll make sure that we do bring whatever legal challenges or pressure necessary to make sure it is cleaned up.”

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