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April 01 2012


February 10 2012


States Sue E.P.A. Over Delayed Soot Rules

Eleven states argue that drafting new rules in vital to public health. But the Obama administration faces pressure from Republican critics who say that tighter air pollution rules could hurt the economy.
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January 13 2012


July 08 2011


EPA Finalizes Interstate Air Pollution Limits for Eastern States

July 7, 2011 Washington, D.C.  — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized new limits on interstate air pollution from power plants in the eastern half of the United States. The limits on soot and smog-forming pollutants are intended to make the air safer to breathe by curbing emissions that move across state boundaries. Earthjustice [...]

July 07 2011


E.P.A. Limits Coal-Plant Emissions

The agency says the rule will help avoid tens of thousands of premature deaths and illnesses.

June 22 2011


House Members Introduce Bill That Will Lead to Thousands of Premature Deaths

EarthJustice.org Effort to undo industrial boiler health standard is bad for the American public June 22, 2011 Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and 7 other members of the House of Representatives introduced a bill (H.R. 2250) that would give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 15 months to finalize new health standards against the [...]

June 02 2011


Costs Impede City's Switch to Clean Boiler Fuel

A report recommends giving rent-regulated buildings in New York City priority in any financial aid that materializes.

March 25 2011


February 22 2011


A Stopgap for Global Warming

Given the delays in reducing emissions of long-lingering carbon dioxide, two groups suggest focusing on cutting black carbon and ozone so that an effect can be seen within a few decades.

February 01 2011


January 28 2011


January 19 2011


Groups Bring Actions Against Federal Government For Failure to Clean Up Parks

EarthJustice.org  Agencies don’t meet legal duty to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas nationally January 19, 2011 Washington, D.C.  —  Today, a coalition of clear air advocates is acting to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to [...]

November 09 2010


For California, a Rebuff on 2 Pollution Plans

The agency judges the science supporting action plans for two of the state's sootiest air basins, in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley, to be inadequate.

November 04 2010


Kansas Top Environmental Official Out

EarthJustice.org Had refused to allow construction of highly polluting coal plant November 3, 2010 Topeka, KS — Yesterday the governor of Kansas apparently fired his secretary of Health and Environment for refusing to fast-track a permit to build a new coal fired power plant. Health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby first refused to permit the [...]

September 22 2010


June 11 2010


Coalition Challenges EPA Over Pollution from Ships, Aircraft and Nonroad Engines

EPA fails to regulate major sources of global warming pollution June 11, 2010 Washington, DC — A day after the U.S. Senate voted to uphold the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit today challenging EPA’s failure to address such pollution from ocean-going ships, aircraft and nonroad [...]

May 03 2010


February 04 2010


Black Carbon a Significant Factor in Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

The fact that glaciers in the Himalayan mountains are thinning is not disputed. However, few researchers have attempted to rigorously examine and quantify the causes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Surabi Menon set out to isolate the impacts of the most commonly blamed culprit—greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide—from other particles in the air that [...]

December 19 2009


EarthJustice.org 18 December 2009, 4:36 PM Trip Van Noppen Sabotage in Senate Over Climate Change Senators try to stop EPA from reducing global warming pollution Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Photo by AFP. RELATED ACTION ALERTS Stop Soot: A Global Warming Story You Haven’t Heard Help Stop Attack On Climate Progress Today, as world leaders, led by President Obama, struggled deep into the night on [...]
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