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February 18, 2021 | Letter

Letter: Ironbound Community Corporation, Earthjustice, and the Vermont Law School Environmental Advocacy Clinic request to Newark Central Planning Board

On behalf of the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), Earthjustice and the Vermont Law School Environmental Advocacy Clinic request that the Newark Central Planning Board withhold approval of the application for planning permission submitted by Aries Newark LLC for the proposed sewage gasification facility at 400 Doremus Avenue because Aries’s application fails to address significant community and environmental concerns.

February 12, 2021 | Explainer

Danger in the Air

Earthjustice is defending the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards — a rule that saves up to 11,000 people from early deaths each year.

February 11, 2021 | Case

Obtaining Stronger Smog Standards to Save Lives

In 2013, Earthjustice filed a lawsuit demanding that the EPA finally take action on overdue standards for ozone—also known as smog—an air pollutant linked to tens of thousands of premature deaths, emergency room visits and asthma attacks each year.

February 11, 2021 | Legal Document

American Academy of Pediatrics et al v US EPA

Fourteen health and environmental groups, half of them represented by Earthjustice, challenged ozone standards in a lawsuit in a federal appeals court. The move comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Trump administration’s last-minute refusal to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, or NAAQS, for ozone, and less than a month after Earthjustice sued the EPA over a similar rule affecting particulate matter.

January 29, 2021 | In the News: The Hill

Court strikes down part of rule easing pollution standard implementation

Seth Johnson, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “This is an important decision for making sure that pollution reductions are real, that they’re not just things that are happening on paper, that they’re things that are going to have an impact in the real world and that’s going to benefit people who live, work and breathe in areas with unhealthy levels of ozone.”

January 25, 2021 | Legal Document

CA Communities Against Toxics et al v US EPA

Earthjustice, on behalf of California Communities Against Toxics, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club, filed a challenge to an eleventh-hour Trump Administration rule that undermines the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect air quality and public health. Under the regulation, the EPA will be required to prepare an extensive cost-benefit analysis before proposing any significant protections under the Clean Air Act—even when Congress has prohibited the EPA from considering costs.

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