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March 19, 2021 | In the News: The Guardian

The Citizen Regulators Taking on Big Polluters When The EPA Won’t

Oscar Espino-Padron, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: “Citizen suits are designed to wake up slumbering agencies and give them a chance to do their job. It’s an important accountability tool that allows communities to hold polluters accountable when regulatory agencies are unwilling to act or lack political courage.”

March 16, 2021 | Legal Document

Ozone SIPs Notice of Intent

A large coalition of public health, environmental justice, and conservation groups notified EPA of their intent to sue the agency to compel overdue action on state plans that are failing to control ozone pollution—a necessary step on the path to stronger protections from EPA. Earthjustice submitted the notice on behalf of Air Alliance Houston, Downwinders at Risk, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, Appalachian Mountain Club, Earthworks, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Environmental Defense Fund. Clean Air Task Force, representing Clean Wisconsin, joined the notice.

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