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Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2024

U.S. District Court Finalizes Haze Pollution Consent Decree to Speed Up Protections for Public Lands

Victory will bring clearer views and cleaner air to national parks

Progress Rail’s EMD Joule Battery Electric Locomotive. (Progress Rail)
From the Experts July 9, 2024

Four Facts the Rail Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About Zero-Emissions Trains

With California charting a course for zero-emissions rail, some of America’s oldest monopolies are conniving to hit the brakes on clean air. Don’t believe their misinformation.

Sharon Lavigne of RISE St. James is an Earthjustice client and partner in a case against the “Sunshine Project” — a plant proposed by the Formosa Petrochemical Corporation. (Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 28, 2024

Formosa Plastics Must Follow New Federal Pollution Rules Designed to Keep People Healthy

Stricter rules on soot pollution could put Formosa Plastics in danger of losing its permits to operate

Press Release June 27, 2024

Corte Suprema Bloquea Plan Federal de ContaminaciĂłn del Aire

La Corte Suprema votĂł 5-4 para suspender el “Plan del Buen Vecino” de la EPA

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Shutterstock)
Press Release June 27, 2024

Supreme Court Blocks Life-Saving Federal Air Pollution Plan

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to stay EPA’s “Good Neighbor Plan”

Emissions from a stack at the Mitchell Power Plant, a coal-powered plant, in Moundsville, WV, on Thurs., May 4, 2023. (Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Update June 27, 2024

The Supreme Court Just Ruled on a Major Air Pollution Case

Health and environmental stakes are high as the Court ruled in favor of industrial polluters and political allies in their challenge of the EPA’s efforts to curb smog and protect communities.

document June 26, 2024

Formosa Title V Air Permit Comments

Commenters object to renewing the PM2.5 emissions limits in FG LA LLC’s (Formosa Plastics’) Title V operating permits, Nos. 3141-3154 (the “Title V Permits”) for a proposed petrochemical complex in St. James Parish.

Press Release June 13, 2024

Community Groups Challenge Permit for Washington’s First Industrial Wood Pellet Fuel Plant

The permit vastly underestimates harmful air pollution from the plant that would cause health impacts to residents in nearby communities

In the News: Westword June 6, 2024

Environmental Groups File Notice to Sue Suncor Oil Refinery

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “The reason that we felt compelled to go in this direction is Suncor’s chronic history of exceeding the limits in its air permit.”

In the News: ABC Denver7 June 5, 2024

Suncor faces lawsuit by environmental groups over repeated air pollution violations

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “The Clean Air Act allows the most affected people to step in when the government either can’t or won’t enforce the laws sufficiently.”

Press Release June 5, 2024

Tras Repetidas Violaciones de Suncor a la Ley de Aire Limpio, Grupos Presentan Aviso de IntenciĂłn de Demanda

Suncor ha informado más de mil excedencias o violaciones de emisiones desde 2019

The Suncor refinery in North Denver. (Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 5, 2024

Groups Submit Notice of Intent to Sue Suncor Over Repeated Clean Air Act Violations

Suncor has reported over 1,000 emissions exceedances or violations since 2019

document June 5, 2024

Suncor: Notice of Intent

Environmental justice and conservation groups submitted a 60-day notice of intent to sue Suncor Energy for repeated violations of the Clean Air Act at the company’s Commerce City, CO, refinery.

In the News: Philadelphia Inquirer May 29, 2024

Philadelphia’s Black communities would suffer most from weakened air pollution rules

An opinion piece by Marvin C. Brown IV, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice

The EES Coke Battery facility on Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan. The plant is owned by DTE Vantage, a subsidiary of DTE Energy. The EES Coke facility releases thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide in the overburdened River Rouge community and near the state’s most polluted zip code, 48217. (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance)
Press Release: Victory May 24, 2024

EPA Finalizes Overdue Air Standards for Cancer-Causing Coke Ovens Emissions

The new rule will require companies to be more transparent about emission releases, fenceline monitoring, and set new limits for dangerous, unregulated air toxics

Clean water advocates attend a Protect Our Waters rally outside the Supreme Court the same day as arguments in Sackett v. EPA in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3, 2022. (Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
Article May 22, 2024

When the Supreme Court Gutted Clean Water Protections, Local Champions Stepped Up

A year after Sackett v. EPA, here’s how advocates are fighting state by state to restore safeguards against pollution and habitat destruction.

In the News: WESA May 22, 2024

New EPA rules could force emissions limits, monitoring at Clairton Coke Works

Adrienne Lee, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: “They are very harmful to human health in small quantities, and they don’t necessarily travel very far, but they have a big impact on communities living right near to a given facility.”

The Keystone Generating Station in Pennsylvania. (Jon Dawson / CC BY-ND 2.0)
Press Release: Victory May 3, 2024

Federal Court of Appeals Upholds EPA’s Plan for Cleaner Air in Pennsylvania

Court rules against Pennsylvania coal plant operators