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August 11, 2014 | Article

The Need to Fight for Michigan’s Dirtiest Zip Code

On April 27, 2013, thick, black smoke rose high above southwest Detroit from the flames at a nearby industrial facility. Three thousand residents were then ordered to leave their homes and evacuate the area. These residents are no stranger to poor air quality as their neighbors include a coal-fired power plant, a car factory, a water waste management plant, and the Marathon Ashland Petroleum oil refinery, one of 150 oil refineries in the country.

July 8, 2014 | Reference

Infographic: The Hidden Cost of Our Nation's Oil Refineries

7 million Americans live near oil refineries. 20,000 tons of pollutants are released by refineries each year, without proper safeguards. Cancer, heart disease, and other health problems are caused by refineries' pollutants. Learn about the problem—and the four concrete steps that can solve the nation's oil refinery problem. (PDF)

July 8, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: The Hidden Cost of Our Nation's Oil Refineries

7 million Americans live near oil refineries. 20,000 tons of pollutants are released by refineries each year, without proper safeguards. Learn about the problem—and the four concrete steps that can solve the nation's oil refinery problem.

July 3, 2014 | Audio

The Smell of Money: One Man's Fight to Clear the Air in His Hometown

In this Down to Earth episode, Hilton Kelley, a leading environmental activist who gave up a Hollywood acting career to move to Port Arthur, Texas, discusses his work to clean up the city's air by facing off against industrial polluters that surround the town.

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