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Smog in the Nation's Capital

Case Number # 3558

The Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly approved inadequate plans to impove air quality in the nation's capital and Earthjustice has repeatedly filed suit to force the agency to obey the law. The agency -- and the city -- are stubborn, however, and the case goes on.

Press Releases

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Dozens of regions in the nation suffer dangerous levels of ozone
Monday, August 8, 2011
Lives and health of millions at stake, groups say
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
EPA needs to strengthen, not weaken clean air protections across the country
Friday, May 13, 2005
Agency approves clean air plans from District and Virginia, rejects Maryland plan
Thursday, April 7, 2005
Agency must ensure adequate regional pollution controls
Friday, December 17, 2004
Particulate matter has reached dangerous levels in the nation's capital
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Deficient plans leave area residents breathing unhealthy air
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
Anti-pollution plans for the Washington area fall short
Thursday, November 20, 2003
Environmental advocates ask court to block EPA approval of inadequate cleanup plans
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
House panel hears testimony over EPA's "bump up" rules