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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.

February 5, 2021 | In the News: Detroit News

Biden's EPA ends appeal, cementing DTE Energy-Sierra Club settlement

Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "The ability of front-line communities to fully pursue the rights and protections promised by the federal Clean Air Act is critical to advancing environmental justice, and EPA’s decision enables us to now focus fully on ensuring that the agreement with DTE brings meaningful relief to the River Rouge, Ecorse and 48217 communities.”

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.

January 22, 2021 | Feature

Ironbound Unyielding

A Newark neighborhood takes on a toxic trash incinerator.

January 19, 2021 | Case

Protecting The Southwest’s Iconic Parks From Dirty Air

A fog of haze is obscuring iconic views at national parks throughout the American west, and an EPA loophole for eight dirty coal plants threatens to perpetuate the problem. Earthjustice is suing to clean up these plants and ensure EPA complies with the law.

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