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October 22, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Meet Abigail Dillen

New President Abigail Dillen discusses her vision for Earthjustice’s future as the organization battles the assault on environmental safeguards and pushes for a rapid shift to 100% clean energy.

September 27, 2018 | Legal Document

Uinta Basin Lease Challenge

This case challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM”) decisions to issue 121 oil and gas leases covering 117,720.59 acres in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah without considering how the air pollution from developing the leases will adversely impact public health, the environment, and treasured public lands like Dinosaur National Monument.

September 21, 2018 | Legal Document

Petition for Review: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry Residual Risk and Technology Review

Pursuant to Clean Air Act § 307(b)(1), 42 U.S.C. § 7607(b)(1), Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and D.C. Circuit Rule 15, Downwinders at Risk and Sierra Club hereby petition this Court for review of the final action of Respondents U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, announced in a Federal Register notice published at 83 Fed. Reg. 35,122 (July 25, 2018) and titled “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry Residual Risk and Technology Review.”

September 18, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint: PM2.5 Deadline

This action is brought under the federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401–7671q, to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take the statutorily required action of making findings under 42 U.S.C. § 7410(k)(1)(B), and publishing notice of those findings in the Federal Register, that the State of California has failed to develop and submit at least four separate nonattainment state implementation plan revisions to combat persistent violations of the 1997, 2006, and 2012 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter in the San Joaquin Valley, California.

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