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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Monday, October 03, 2011
Supreme Court Rejects National Homebuilders Effort to Pollute
The US Supreme Court today rejected an effort by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) seeking to invalidate a landmark regulation in California’s San Joaquin Valley to reduce air pollution from new development projects.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wyoming Citizens Put EPA on Notice Over Ozone Pollution in Sublette County
A group of local Wyoming citizens today demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency act immediately in confronting the unhealthy ground-level ozone pollution that has resulted from an extraordinary rise in oil-and-gas activity within the state’s Upper Green River Basin.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
House Natural Resources Committee Majority Presents a Day of Masterpiece Political Theater in WV
Today the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee holds a field hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, in an apparent attempt to thwart important stream protections in Appalachia.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
House of Representatives Climbs Aboard the Crazy TRAIN to Nowhere
Today, by a vote of 249 to 168, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401), the first act of a Toxic Agenda pushed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to dismantle our nation's clean air protections.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
In Show of Recklessness, House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Polluter Pardon Bills
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed two highly irresponsible bills that, if signed into law, would rob Americans of crucial health protections.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Court Settlement Will Help to Clean Up Dirty Texas Air
An agreement negotiated by Earthjustice on behalf of the Sierra Club will require enforceable plans to curb Texas’s dirty emissions and address smog and soot pollution in the state.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
House Subcommittee OKs Toxic Waste-Burning Bill
Today the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 2250, a bill that would allow thousands of industrial facilities to freely burn tires, chemicals, solvents, plastics, and other toxic and harmful materials without having to take any steps to control the resulting toxic pollution.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Report Released Analyzing Toxicity of Dispersants Used In Gulf Oil Disaster
A report released this week states that five of the 57 ingredients in dispersants eligible for use in response to oil spills are linked to cancer. Dispersants are used to clean up oil spills and contain chemicals that break up oil into smaller droplets and move the oil from the surface of the water into the water column.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Study Finds State Protections for Coal Ash Grossly Inadequate
A new study finds that state regulations regarding coal ash disposal are inadequate to protect public health and drinking water supplies for nearby communities. The information comes as federal regulations—the first of their kind—are under attack by a hostile Congress bent on derailing any effort to ensure strong, federally enforceable safeguards for coal ash, America’s second largest industrial waste stream.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
New Poll Finds Powerful Opposition to Mountaintop Removal Mining in the Heart of Coal Country
Today, Earthjustice , the Appalachian Mountain Advocates (formerly the Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment) and the Sierra Club released a major new poll that surveyed voters in Kentuck
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