Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, October 21, 2011
Senate Bill Kills Coal Ash Cleanup Efforts
Although their state has three coal ash impoundments rated as “poor” by the EPA, North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad today introduced a bill that cuts EPA efforts to regulate coal ash disposal. Their bill is identical to H.R. 2273, which passed the House of Representatives last Friday.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
EPA Announces It Will Protect Rivers, Streams, Drinking Water from Fracking Wastewater
Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson announced today the agency would set guidelines limiting wastewater pollution from gas development, including the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
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Friday, October 14, 2011
House Vote on Coal Ash Will Cost Lives, Jobs
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 267-144 today to pass H.R. 2273, a misguided attempt to neuter the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to set the first ever federal regulations on coal ash.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
White House Strongly Opposes Congressional Effort to Scuttle Coal Ash Protections
On the heels of a groundbreaking report yesterday highlighting the fact that federal coal ash regulations will create 28,000 new American jobs every year, the White House announced today that H.R. 2273 “undermines the Federal government’s ability to ensure that requirements for management and disposal of coal combustion residuals are protective of human health and the environment.” The following statement is from Earthjustice attorney and coal ash expert, Lisa Evans:
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Groups Sue Obama Administration for Scrapping Stronger Ozone Standards
Public health and conservation groups today filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration for rejecting stronger ozone standards that scientists say are needed to save lives and prevent thousands of hospital visits. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the stronger standards almost two years ago, but President Obama directed the EPA to drop the proposal on September 2, 2011.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
New Study Finds Coal Ash Regulations Could Yield 28,000 New Jobs
The Stockholm Environment Institute-U.S.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Groups File Comments to Oppose U.S. EPA’s Do-Nothing Dirty Air Standard
Conservation groups today blasted a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to do nothing to strengthen clean air standards for nitrogen and sulfur oxides (NO x and SO x ), despite warnings from its staff and science advisors that stronger standards are needed to limit damaging acid deposition from these pollutants.
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Thursday, October 06, 2011
House Votes to Increase Mercury Pollution, Premature Death and Disease
The American public took a blow today in the first round of Congressional votes expected over the coming days that pit the interests of dirty industries against the public's health and well-being. By a vote of 262-161, the House passed H.R. 2681, a public health disaster that outright exempts cement manufacturing plants from the Clean Air Act and encourages uncontrolled burning of tires, scrap plastics, used chemicals and other industrial garbage.
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Groups Take Action to Clean Up One of America’s Dirtiest Power Plants
A coalition of Navajo environmental justice organizations, as well as national conservation groups today took legal action to hold the owners and operator of one of America’s oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants accountable for the dangerous pollution the plant emits.
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
EPA Releases Inadequate Pollution Permit for Washington, D.C. Rivers
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a long-overdue and flawed permit which fails to adequately regulate pollution discharges from storm sewers in the nation’s capital. Pollution from storm sewers has long plagued the waters of Washington, D.C. The following is a statement from Earthjustice staff attorney Jennifer Chavez:
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