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May 3, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Sue To Block Trump Rollback of Safeguards For America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source

Plaintiffs Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., PennEnvironment, Inc., Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Chesapeake, Inc., and Prairie Rivers Network assert violations of the Administrative Procedure Act by defendants E. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for EPA’s April 25, 2017 notice purporting to indefinitely stay certain compliance deadlines in EPA’s November 2015 final rule revising the Clean Water Act Effluent Limitation Guidelines for power plants. See Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam ElectricPower Generating Point Source Category, 82 Fed. Reg. 19,005 (Apr. 25, 2017)

May 3, 2017 | Blog Post

Young Director Raises Funds for Earthjustice through Project for Awesome

Armed with a video camera and a YouTube-savvy personality, 24-year-old Miriam Nielson raised money for Earthjustice and spread the word about our cases through Project for Awesome. A three-day livestreaming video event that happens each December, Project for Awesome engages thousands of people around the world to raise money for worthy charities. Project participants in 2016 raised more than $2,000,000 for 22 organizations, including Earthjustice.

May 2, 2017

Jennifer Cassel

Jennifer Cassel is a Coal Ash Project Attorney with the Coal Program. She is based in Chicago.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Jenny worked as a staff attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago, where she brought enforcement suits and permit challenges against numerous coal-fired power plants and co-led negotiations of a comprehensive, protective fracking law in Illinois.

May 1, 2017

Patrice Simms

Patrice Simms is Vice President of Litigation, based in Washington, D.C.

May 1, 2017

Ben Arnoldy

Ben Arnoldy is the Managing Editor. He is based at Headquarters in San Francisco.


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