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National Environmental Law Center

NELC is a non-profit litigation center founded in 1990 to enforce anti-pollution laws and protect public health and the environment. NELC attorneys work closely with state and local citizen groups by providing essential legal expertise to bring corporate polluters to justice. Read more about NELC.

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Federal court: Exxon violated Clean Air Act over 16,000 times, must pay $19.95 million penalty
Plaintiffs Believe This Is Largest Ever Penalty In An Environmental Citizen Enforcement Suit Wednesday, April... Read More
Exxon Ordered to Pay $20 Million in Air Pollution Suit
By Collin Eaton , April 26, 2017 A federal judge in Houston has ordered Exxon... Read More
Environmental Groups File Clean Water Act Suit Against World's Second Largest Chicken Producer, Pilgrim's Pride, for Polluting the Suwannee River
March 9, 2017 Groups Sue Live Oak Processing Plant for Polluting “Outstanding Florida Water” With... Read More