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May 3, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Sue To Block Trump Rollback of Safeguards For America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source

Plaintiffs Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., PennEnvironment, Inc., Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Chesapeake, Inc., and Prairie Rivers Network assert violations of the Administrative Procedure Act by defendants E. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for EPA’s April 25, 2017 notice purporting to indefinitely stay certain compliance deadlines in EPA’s November 2015 final rule revising the Clean Water Act Effluent Limitation Guidelines for power plants. See Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam ElectricPower Generating Point Source Category, 82 Fed. Reg. 19,005 (Apr. 25, 2017)

April 21, 2017 | Article

Scott Pruitt Is Betting on Your Silence

The EPA has asked the public to comment on whether and which government safeguards should be gutted—another sign that Scott Pruitt’s “back to basics” agenda is all about taking us back to a more polluted America.

April 13, 2017 | In the News: Politico

EPA To Reconsider Coal Plant Toxic Discharge Rule

Thomas Cmar, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We think the record doesn’t support any stay of the rule, and we want the case to move forward; we want our claims to be heard, not just industry’s."

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