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January 8, 2001 | Press Release

Lawsuit Filed to Force Bay Area Clean Up Compliance

After thirty years of blown deadlines, inadequate plans, and broken promises, a coalition of Bay Area community and environmental groups filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce Clean Air Act requirements needed to meet the national standard for ozone which protects public health.

November 30, 2000 | Press Release


Six United States communities, ranging from Ohio to California, will be affected by a U.S. District court settlement announced that will require a closer look at their air pollution quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must now decide whether these six communities should be reclassified to more serious air pollution categories.

November 7, 2000 | Press Release

Polluters Challenge Clean Air Standards in Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments concerning the heart of the Clean Air Act, which requires national air quality standards that protect the public health. At issue are 1997 national air quality standards for particles and ozone.

October 9, 2000 | Press Release

Court Finds Operation of Central Arizona Project Illegal

A federal judge has found that the way the Bureau of Reclamation is operating the Central Arizona Project is illegal, jeopardizing the survival and recovery of several protected species of fish in the headwaters of the Gila River.