On April 30, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency released final rules to control smog. Unfortunately, the rules fall well short of what public health and the law require. An Earthjustice suit is pending in federal court.
Earthjustice won a lawsuit in 2007 forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate industrial boilers. It took the agency four years to issue the new regulations, which are inadequate and are being challenged in court as of mid-2014.
Mercury is a well-known byproduct of burning coal in power plants, but another source—chlorine plants—goes unmeasured, let alone regulated. An Earthjustice lawsuit sought to force the Environmental Protection Agency to correct this dangerous situation.