Across the country, 许多公司继续向我们的空气和水中倾倒比法律允许的更多的污染物. 这些污染者将附近的居民暴露在致癌污染物之下, trigger asthma attacks, disrupt the body’s hormone system, and cut lives short. They have harmed wildlife, and degraded their habitat.
And yet in these cases, state and local government officials have done nothing, or too little too late, to stop the pollution and hold the polluters accountable.
幸运的是，该法律给了公民一个直接采取行动制止污染的机会. Under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other environmental laws, citizens are empowered to file suit against violators.
Acting on behalf of citizens, 并经常与其他国家和地方环保组织合作, our national litigation team has done just that. Together, 我们已经在法庭判决的罚款和减少污染行动中赢得了超过2.5亿美元, from San Francisco Bay to Boston Harbor, 从五大湖到德克萨斯州最大的化工厂附近.