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February 25, 2022 | Legal Document

HON Consent Decree

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to update pollution rules for some of the most hazardous chemical manufacturers, including facilities that emit the potent carcinogen ethylene oxide. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by seven community and advocacy groups in December of 2020. A federal court in D.C. this week entered a consent decree that binds EPA to begin this new rulemaking in 2022 and issue a new final rule no later than spring 2024.

January 31, 2022 | 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.

January 14, 2022 | Legal Document

Jan 2022 Complaint: Environmental Justice Newark, NJ

Plaintiff nonprofit groups East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Ironbound Community Corporation, and Sierra Club seek to compel Defendants U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Michael S. Regan, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to complete the decade-late review and revision of the performance standards and other requirements for large municipal solid waste incineration units as required by the Clean Air Act.

January 3, 2022 | Legal Document

Petition for Writ of Mandamus — East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice et al.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Ironbound Community Corporation, and Sierra Club petition the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for a writ of mandamus requiring the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Michael S. Regan, in his official capacity as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate a rule updating its emission standards for large municipal solid waste incinerators. (December 2021)

December 20, 2021 | Legal Document

Petition for Review (2020) — California Communities Against Toxics et al v. US EPA

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, California Communities Against Toxics, Gasp, and Sierra Club hereby petition this Court for review of a final action taken by Respondents U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator Andrew Wheeler and published in the Federal Register at 85 Fed. Reg. 36,851 (June 18, 2020) and titled “Granting Petitions To Add 1- bromopropane (Also Known as 1-BP) to the List of Hazardous Air Pollutants” (Attachment).

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