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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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Residents cough, rub eyes in Harvey pollution spike
September 8, 2017 By Frank Bajak and Michelle Minkoff GALENA PARK, Texas — Cindy Sanchez... Read More
Judge denies ExxonMobil request to reduce $20 million air pollution fine
July 31, 2017 By Kiah Collier A federal judge on Monday declined ExxonMobil's request to... Read More
Report ties biggest U.S. meat producer to Gulf of Mexico dead zone
August 1, 2017 By Kate Bradshaw Once again, an environmental group has used objective data... Read More