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Document July 31, 2019

Decision: In the 11th Hour, Court Halts Copper Mine from Desecrating Native American Tribes’ Ancestral Grounds

The Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and the Hopi Tribe asked a federal judge to stop destruction set to wipe out Tribes’ irreplaceable heritage in mere months.

Document July 30, 2019

Water Contamination Caused by Coal Ash “Re-Use” or Fill

The following 22 contaminated sites were documented by EPA as examples where dumping of coal ash in the guise of “re-use” caused health-threatening contamination of water.

Document July 26, 2019

Title VI Voluntary Resolution – Port of Oakland

Resolution of Administrative Complaints

Document July 24, 2019

Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment re: Montanore Project

The Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System's renewed water pollution discharge permit issued for the Montanore Minerals Corporation's copper and silver mine proposed to be developed in the Cabinet Mountains in northwest Montana is vacated and the matter remanded to Department of Environmental Quality for further action consistent with this decision.

Document July 24, 2019

PAO Response to SoCalGas Motion to Strike

Response of the Public Advocates Office to Southern California Gas Company's Motion to Strike Sierra Club's Reply to Responses to Motion to Deny Party Status to Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions or, in the Alternative to Grant Motion to Compel Discovery.

Document July 18, 2019

EPA Chlorpyrifos Decision

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos can still be used on food, although mainstream science says this pesticide is unsafe for children and farmworkers. This decision meets the deadline ordered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the EPA to make a final decision on a petition to ban chlorpyrifos on food.

Document July 18, 2019

Sierra Club's Response to Southern CA Gas Co's Motion to Strike

Sierra Club files this Response to Southern California Gas Company’s Motion to Strike Sierra Club’s Reply to Responses to Motion to Deny Party Status to Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions, or, in the Alternative, to Grant Sierra Club’s Motion to Compel Discovery.

Document July 15, 2019

Phase 2 CCR Rule Public Hearing Request Guayama

Letter to EPA Assistant Administrator Peter Wright Request for 120-Day Comment Period for Phase 2 Coal Combustion Residuals Proposal and for a Public Hearing in Guayama, Puerto Rico.

Document July 11, 2019

Coal’s Poisonous Legacy: Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S.

Written and researched by Abel Russ and Courtney Bernhardt of the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Lisa Evans of Earthjustice. Data gathering, analysis, and mapping by Keene Kelderman, Mariah Lamm, and Courtney Bernhardt (EIP) and Andrew Rehn of Prairie Rivers Network. Compliance monitoring assistance from Flora Champenois and Henry Weaver (Earthjustice). Data gathering assistance from Kira Burkhart, Flora Ji, Ben Kunstman, Camden Marcucci, Sammie McCormick, Hayley Roy, and Namratha Sivakumar (EIP); Akriti Bhargava, Katherine Clements, Tess Fields, Lauren Hogrewe, Harry Libarle, and Claire Pfitzinger (Sierra Club); Ricki Draper (Appalachian Voices); Susan Lee (NRDC); and Roland Rivera. Graphics and editing by Ari Phillips, with editing assistance by Lisa Evans, Earthjustice. Made possible with help from Earthjustice and the Sierra Club. 

Document July 11, 2019

Native Justice Coalition Letter Opposing Delisting of Gray Wolves

Public Comment letter to US Fish and Wildlife Service

Document July 11, 2019

Petition for Administrative Review

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management unlawfully has issued a permit to a new and massive refinery that would be the first of its kind in the United States and would emit tons of dangerous air pollution in Spencer County, Indiana.

Document July 10, 2019

Great Plains Tribal Chaiman's Association: Letter Opposing Delisting of Gray Wolves

RE: The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Proposed Rule: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

Document July 10, 2019

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Letter Opposing Delisting of Gray Wolves

Letter to US Fish and Wildlife Service

Document July 10, 2019

Order re: Summary Judgment and Dismissal

Na Kia‘i Kai, Surfrider Foundation, and Pesticide Action Network North America seek injunctive and declaratory relief for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, and breach of public trust as a result of discharges from the Mānā Plain near Kekaha, Kauai, Hawai‘i into the Pacific Ocean.

Document July 8, 2019

Petition for Review: Pennsylvania Nitrogen Oxide Controls

Pursuant to Section 307(b)(l) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 7607(b)(l), and Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 15, Sierra Club hereby files this petition for review of the final action of Respondents United States Environmental Protection Agency and Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, entitled "Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Regulatory Amendments Addressing Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements Under the 1997 and 2008 9-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards" and issued on May 9, 2019.

Document July 1, 2019

Petition to Amend Interim Instream Flow Standards for Molokaʻi Mountain Streams

Moloka‘i Nō Ka Heke, through its counsel Earthjustice, petitions the Commission on Water Resource Management to amend upward and establish numeric interim instream flow standards for Kawela,
Kaunakakai, Manawainui, and Waikolu Streams and their tributaries on Moloka‘i.