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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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
EPA to Corps of Engineers: Mountaintop Removal Mining Poses Serious Threat to US Waters
The following statement is from Earthjustice attorney Jennifer Chavez on today's announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressing "serious concerns about the need to reduce harmful impacts on water quality caused by certain types of coal mining practices," including mountaintop removal mining.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Groups Fight Deregulation of Hazardous Waste
Environmental groups are suing the U.S.
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Advocates Challenge Water Pollution from Hatfield’s Ferry Power Plant
Clean water advocates are challenging a permit that will allow the Hatfield's Ferry coal-fired power plant to discharge mercury, cadmium, selenium, lead and other toxic metals into the Monongahela River. The Monongahela is a drinking water source for more than 350,000 people living south of Pittsburgh. Many coal-fired power plants around the country use systems that prevent discharge of heavy metals into rivers and streams.
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Monday, March 09, 2009
California AG, Environmental Groups in Court Over Weak Energy Efficiency Standards
A panel of federal judges heard arguments today in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt stronger energy efficiency standards for electricity distribution transformers, the gray boxes mounted on utility poles all over the country.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009
US Senate: EPA Must Immediately Regulate Coal Ash Disposal
The following statement is from Ben Dunham, associate legislative counsel at Earthjustice on yesterday's Senate Resolution (S. Res. 64) by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Thomas Carper (D-DE) calling upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finally regulate coal ash waste disposal and storage. The resolution requests the "earliest date possible" for regulations.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Court Rules Cleanup Tab For Mines and Other Hazardous Sites Should Not Fall to Public
A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must close a loophole that -- for more than 25 years -- has made it easy for mining companies, coal ash dumps, and a host of other polluting industries to skip out on costly cleanups by declaring bankruptcy.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Earthjustice Wins Case Seeking Stronger Particulate Pollution Standards
A federal appeals court today ruled that Bush-era clean air standards were deficient, sending them back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for corrective action. The Bush administration had rejected recommendations by its science advisors for stronger airborne particulate standards, and the Court today ruled that this action was arbitrary. The standards at issue limit levels of soot, smoke, and other airborne particles linked to tens of thousands of premature deaths each year.
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