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January 3, 2006

Bill Curtiss

Bill Curtiss has been at Earthjustice since 1979, and is the Deputy Director/General Counsel.

He grew up in the Bay Area, and lives in Berkeley with his wife, Judy Anderson, and daughters Hannah and Elizabeth. Bill graduated from Stanford with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and went to law school at U.C.L.A.

December 15, 2005 | Case

PM-10 Contingency Measures

This deadline suit seeks to compel EPA to act on the contingency measures in the San Joaquin Valley Air District's PM-10 plan. Contingency measures are required under the federal Clean Air Act as a backstop to protect public health should the Valley fail to meet major milestones in cleaning up particulate matter pollution. The EPA has yet to approve a set of contingency measures for the Valley and the plan is long overdue.

November 23, 2005 | Case

New Source Review Equipment Replacement Loophole

When power plants and other major facilities make emissions-increasing changes, the Clean Air Act requires them to protect air quality and apply up-to-date pollution controls. Earthjustice went to court to challenge an EPA rule that carves out a major loophole in this requirement. On April 2, 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act does require older power plants to have current air pollution controls when they are upgraded.

November 22, 2005 | Case

ORV Use in National Park Creek Bed

Salt Creek, one of the most important streams in Canyonlands National Park, is threatened by San Juan County's R.S. 2477 claim.

November 22, 2005 | Case

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

The Colorado River cutthroat trout, once abundant throughout its range, has been nearly wiped out by dams, diversions, and other human-caused impacts. Earthjustice has filed suit to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant Endangered Species Act to the species. In September 2006, a federal judge ruled that the FWS must give the species a thorough evaluation.

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