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April 28, 2016 | Blog Post

Committing to Clean Up Their Own Messes

America’s dirtiest industrial polluters will now be legally accountable for paying for their clean-ups thanks to the EPA’s financial assurance rules.

April 7, 2016 | Blog Post

Ending Corporate Hit-and-Runs

An Earthjustice win brings us a big step closer to ensuring that the dirtiest polluters in the country pay for their own toxic messes, instead of skipping town and leaving taxpayers with the bill.

March 2, 2016 | Legal Document

Motion for Summary Judgement_EPA Fish Consumption Standard

Waterkeepers Washington moves for summary judgment against Defendants U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator Gina McCarthy. EPA and the Administrator have failed to comply with the nondiscretionary obligation under 33 U.S.C. § 1313(c)(4) to promptly promulgate revised human health criteria based on an accurate fish consumption rate for Washington that adequately protects the fishable and swimmable uses required by the Clean Water Act. Waterkeepers Washington requests an order from the Court requiring EPA to finalize the proposed revised fish consumption rate and human health water quality standards for Washington within 30 days of the Court‟s order.

March 2, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief_EPA Fish Consumption Standard

Plaintiffs Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Center for Justice, RE Sources for
Sustainable Communities, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, and the Institute for Fisheries Resources bring suit under the Clean Water Act to secure relief against ongoing violations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) of a non-discretionary
duty under the Clean Water Act to promulgate standards necessary to meet the requirements of
the Clean Water Act and to protect designated uses, including the consumption of fish.