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October 23, 2019 | Letter

New Jersey's Ironbound Community Urges AG to Investigate Pollution Violations

In an open letter delivered to New Jersey Attorney General, Ironbound Community Corporation chronicles air and potential solid waste violations such as the infamous pink smoke emissions by Incinerator operations that continue to threaten public health and the environment while violating state and federal laws.

October 23, 2019 | Letter

Letter to NJ AG: Ongoing Air Emissions Violations by Covanta Essex Company

In an open letter delivered to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, a local Newark environmental justice community organization, Ironbound Community Corporation chronicles air and potential solid waste violations such as the reported pink smoke by Covanta Essex’s Incinerator operations that continue to threaten public health and the environment while violating state and federal laws.

October 1, 2019 | Legal Document

Close-Out Rule Judgement

These consolidated cases involve a challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency regulation known as the Close-Out Rule. The rule addresses the obligation of upwind states to reduce their contribution of ozone precursors to downwind states, which must attain an ozone pollution standard by certain statutory deadlines.

September 30, 2019 | In the News: BNN Bloomberg

Trump Isn’t Wrong About California’s Smog. But He’s Not Helping

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “California needs to do more, and to meet clean air standards, we’re going to have to do everything. But the federal government has a large role to play here as well, and under the current administration, EPA has not been helping air quality — they’ve actually been hurting it.”

September 13, 2019 | Legal Document

Wisconsin v. EPA Ozone Transport Decision

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that U.S. EPA is illegally failing to control ozone pollution — smog — that travels across state lines and contributes to unhealthy air in downwind states. The ruling requires EPA to secure clean air by reducing the pollution emitted by coal-fired power plants and other polluting industries in upwind states — pollution reductions that will save hundreds of lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks every year. The court also rejected arguments by polluting industries and red states that the pollution reductions EPA has already required are too costly.

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