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December 14, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint: Fairbanks Air Quality

The Fairbanks Northstar Borough (“Fairbanks” or “the Borough”) has the worst fine particulate matter (“PM-2.5”) air pollution in the nation — with levels spiking far in excess of the next most-polluted area and over twice the recommended limit for unhealthy air. Earthjustice is representing Citizens for Clean Air and Alaska Community Action on Toxics in this lawsuit seeking to hold EPA accountable for addressing air pollution.

November 20, 2018 | In the News: Curbed

How Online Shopping Affects Rural Communities

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Office: “People often don’t think about, how does this package from Amazon, or rug from Target, get here. All along the way, there’s places where toxic pollution is essentially poisoning communities. There’s a growing frustration that this industry isn’t doing enough to clean up its act.”

November 15, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: After the Elections, What Comes Next?

Earthjustice Policy & Legislative staff discuss the results of the 2018 midterm election and what they mean for our environment, our health, and the future of our planet; what comes next in the fight to defend our democracy; and the public’s ability to seek justice in a court of law.

October 24, 2018 | Legal Document

Clean Air Act Deadline Enforcement: Court Order Directing U.S. EPA to Issue Findings

It is hereby ordered and declared that: Defendants Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Mike Stoker, Regional Administrator, Region 9, EPA, are in violation of the Clean Air Act with regard to their mandatory, nondiscretionary duty under 42 U.S.C. § 7410(k)(1)(B) to make findings that the State of California has failed to submit for the San Joaquin Valley three overdue nonattainment state implementation plans addressing nonattainment of the 1997, 2006, and 2012 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5).

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