Smog in the Nation's Capital



David Baron

Regional Office / Program

Case Overview

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.


Case Updates

October 11, 2011 Article

Yes, We're Suing the EPA

Yes, we did it. For the past month several reporters have been asking us about our litigation plans following the EPA’s scrapping of a stronger ozone standard Sept. 2  as directed by the White House. Today we represent the American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and Appalachian Mountain Club in a petition filed against EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and the U.S. EPA. If you have been following our work, you know that Earthjustice has championed stronger…

October 11, 2011 document

Ozone Lawsuit: Earthjustice vs. EPA

October 6, 2011 Press Release

Groups Challenge EPA for Clean Air Delays

Dozens of regions in the nation suffer dangerous levels of ozone