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Clean Air Act

The Latest On: Clean Air Act

January 20, 2023 | Legal Document

Response brief to Ajax

Our brief in Genesee County Circuit Court responds to Ajax’s arguments, which ask the court to undo the modest pollution controls included in their permit.

December 14, 2022 | Legal Document

EtO Complaint

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over EPA’s failure to take legally required action to protect the public from harmful carcinogenic air emissions from ethylene oxide sterilization facilities. The Clean Air Act directs the EPA to review its ethylene oxide standards every eight years, but the agency has repeatedly missed this deadline; first in 2014 and again in April 2022. Now we are suing on behalf of environmental and health groups to compel EPA to finally act and protect vulnerable communities across the country.

December 12, 2022 | In the News: Inside Climate News

A Gary, Indiana Plant Would Make Jet Fuel From Trash and Plastic. Residents Are Pushing Back

James Pew, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “This whole fight at the local, state, and federal levels is about getting gasification and pyrolysis incinerators rebranded as non-incinerators so they can … avoid installing pollution controls and monitoring and reporting their emissions. EPA’s regulations have defined facilities like Fulcrum as incinerators for almost 30 years.”