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March 18, 2020 | Legal Document

Valley Air District Rules on refinery Emissions Complaint

California has the largest concentration of petroleum refineries in the western United States, and the third largest number of refineries in the nation after Texas and Louisiana. These refineries are scattered throughout the state, from urban areas such as Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area to rural communities in central California’s San Joaquin Valley. Refineries in the San Joaquin Valley are concentrated in and around Bakersfield within Kern County, the largest oil-producing and most polluted county in the state. This region suffers from the worst air quality in the United States, including harmful levels of lung-searing ozone that compromises lung development in children and causes other health complications. Oil and gas operations in the region exacerbate these unhealthy air conditions. 

March 18, 2020 | Legal Document

Complaint: Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Expansion of Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Proposed Second Supplemental Complaint. The supplemental complaint over the March 18, 2020, offshore auction follows similar lawsuits in 2018 and 2019 that say federal officials illegally expanded Gulf drilling without fully analyzing the risks to people, wildlife or the environment.The complaint is filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Healthy Gulf, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity.

March 18, 2020 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Expansion of Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Motion for Leave to File Second Supplemental Complaint. The supplemental complaint over the March 18, 2020, offshore auction follows similar lawsuits in 2018 and 2019 that say federal officials illegally expanded Gulf drilling without fully analyzing the risks to people, wildlife or the environment.The complaint is filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Healthy Gulf, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity.

March 18, 2020 | Report

EPA's Secret Chemical Problem, Unveiled

Earthjustice and the Environmental Defense Fund released a joint investigation showing how Trump's EPA violates TSCA on a regular basis. From August of 2016 through April of 2019, Earthjustice and EDF reviewed over 200 new chemical applications in detail, as well as all notices EPA published to inform the public of the applications it received from 2016 through early 2020, or about 1,700 applications.

March 18, 2020 | Legal Document

Legal Complaint: TSCA Lawsuit

Health and environmental organizations represented by Earthjustice sued Trump’s EPA for violating TSCA. According to TSCA, the public has a right to know and provide input about new chemicals EPA is reviewing. Instead, EPA repeatedly and unlawfully conceals documents, and ignores other transparency rules.

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