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March 9, 2015 | Feature

Important Legal Issues Raised By National Mining Association v. EPA

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a critical case involving mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. At stake are up to 11,000 lives a year, and a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than people.

March 9, 2015 | Feature

At the Supreme Court: Profits Before People?

In the summer of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a critical case involving mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Up to 11,000 lives hung in the balance, many of whom are from overburdened communities.

October 6, 2014 | Article

20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Recognizing the threat incinerators pose to public health, Congress directed the EPA to set strict limits on all waste-burning incinerators by 1994. Twenty years later, EPA has only set pollution limits for 106 of the about 15,000 total facilities across the country.

December 23, 2013 | Article

Effective Litigation: The Antidote to Political Foot-Dragging

The White House “systematically” delayed finalizing a host of environmental and public health safeguards for political reasons before the 2012 election, reported The Washington Post last February. With many of these rules still awaiting approvals more than a year after the election, the Post recently revisited its investigation into the politics of continued White House delays.

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