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November 30, 2000 | Press Release

COURT SETTLEMENT REQUIRES CLEAN AIR ACTIONS IN SIX COMMUNITIES ACROSS NATION

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.

September 11, 2000 | Press Release

Earthjustice Files Brief in Defense of Clean Air Act

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, acting on behalf of the American Lung Association, filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing industry attempts to require national air quality standards to be set through cost-benefit analysis.

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