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.

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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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