Right to Breathe:
Defending Impacted Communities
Friday, May 16, 2014
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
An Earthjustice Teleconference
In neighborhoods across our nation, simply taking a breath of air is risky business. For years, oil refineries, coal plants, and other industrial facilities have escaped Clean Air Act requirements, allowing them to spew deadly pollutants into the air shared by nearby communities. Residents are left with a difficult decision: stay indoors or breathe in pollutants that can cause lung and heart disease, cancer, brain damage—even death. Mobile sources such as cars, trucks, ships, and trains also create vast amounts of air pollution, often disproportionately impacting poor communities.
Join Earthjustice attorneys Paul Cort and Emma Cheuse for a teleconference on how Earthjustice is fighting to protect communities from the impacts of burning fossil fuels.