The Latest On: Healthy Communities
Today, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund filed suit in federal district court on behalf of the Hïhïwai Stream Restoration Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity to force the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to carry out mandatory duties under the federal Clean Water Act needed to clean up Hawai'i's polluted waters.
The nation's leading conservation groups warned today that damaging congressional attacks on the environment are expected to proliferate this summer as Congress rushes to adjourn before the November elections.
The groups expect that most anti-environmental riders will be added to "must pass" appropriations bills that Congress has to enact in order to avoid a government shutdown.
The Sierra Club and Asia Pacific Environmental Exchange today threatened a lawsuit over the off-loading of a shipment of toxic waste used by U.S. military bases in Japan. The off-loading violates U.S. law and could give rise to over $750,000 in penalties.