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The 405 freeway on a smoggy California day. Heavy-duty trucks are the largest source of smog-forming NOx in California.
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case April 20, 2021

Air Pollution Cost-Benefit Rule

A eleventh-hour Trump administration rule undermines the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect air quality and public health. Under the regulation, the EPA will be required to prepare an extensive cost-benefit analysis before proposing any significant protections under the Clean Air Act — even when Congress has prohibited the EPA from considering costs. The regulation…

Document January 25, 2021

CA Communities Against Toxics et al v US EPA

Earthjustice, on behalf of California Communities Against Toxics, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club, filed a challenge to an eleventh-hour Trump Administration rule that undermines the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect air quality and public health. Under the regulation, the EPA will be required to prepare an extensive cost-benefit analysis before proposing any significant protections under the Clean Air Act—even when Congress has prohibited the EPA from considering costs.

Press Release January 25, 2021

Trump’s Last-Minute Attack on Clean Air Faces Legal Challenge

Cost-benefit requirements would discount public health and frontline communities