The federal District Court for the District of Columbia is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in an Earthjustice case challenging a 1999 Interior Department regulation that allows coal companies to collapse the surface under homes, schools, national parks, and other sensitive areas that Congress protected.
A settlement brings to a successful conclusion a three-year legal effort to compel the Army to prepare a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement on impact of military training at Makua, O`ahu, Hawai'i.
Earthjustice called the Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to release its final New Source Review report to the public the latest attempt by the Bush administration to shroud the energy policy process in secrecy.
Earthjustice called today's announcement by the Bush administration that it will weaken a key program under the Clean Water Act another extreme example of pandering to the special interests that helped get the President elected.
Reacting to a new proposed plan from the DC Water and Sewer Authority to be discussed at a public meeting tonight, concerned parties called the proposal grossly inadequate to protect DC rivers from dangerous levels of bacteria and other pollutants.