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January 27, 2000 | Press Release

Supreme Court Asked to Review Air Quality Standards Case

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of the American Lung Association, today asked the U.S. Supreme Cout to review an appeals court decision issued last spring that found that Congress had violated the U.S. Constitution by delegating too much authority to the Environmental Protection Agency in its mandate to interpret and enforce the Clean Air Act. The cases were consolidated as (American Trucking Association v. U.S. EPA. The American Lung Association was an intervenor in the lower court cases.

The Environmental Protection Agency has petitioned for review as well.

January 10, 2000 | Press Release

Environmental and Community Groups File Suit to Protect Clean Air in Sacramento

Sacramento community and environmental groups filed suit in Federal Court today against the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and the California Department of Transportation for illegally approving a long-term transportation plan that will increase violations of federal standards for smog.

September 9, 1999 | Press Release

Community and Environmental Groups Take Legal Action to Clean Up Sacramento Fog

Environmental and community groups filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and the California Department of Transportation for illegally approving a $15 billion, long-range transportation plan that will exacerbate violations of federal standards for smog.

August 13, 1999 | Press Release

Court Orders Cleanup of 700 Florida Waterways

In a landmark victory, a federal court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up polluted lakes, streams and rivers throughout Florida.

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