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July 23, 2021 | Fact Sheet

Building Back Better: Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption

With their Build Back Better agenda, President Biden and Vice President Harris laid out a transformative blueprint to tackle climate change, address environmental justice, and reduce air pollution – all while investing in infrastructure and creating jobs. A key part of this agenda includes electrifying medium and heavy-duty transportation. We looked more closely into the impact of spending $2.5 billion on upgraded school buses. Our analysis shows that the shift to electric school buses has enormous benefits, significantly reducing a wide range of pollutants where it matters most.

July 22, 2021 | Legal Document

Army Corps Notice of PHMSA Violation

A PHMSA enforcement action drew an immediate response from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which submitted a court filing to alert a federal judge to the recent developments.

July 22, 2021 | Legal Document

PHMSA Enforcement Against DAPL

The Pipeline Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA), which is responsible for overseeing pipeline safety, fined DAPL and put the company on notice for a list of violations ranging from neglecting safety repairs on release valves, to failing to properly analyze the volume and impact of an oil spill in densely populated, or “high-consequence,” areas.

July 16, 2021 | Legal Document

D.C. Circuit Court Ruling: EPA 2019 Renewable Fuels Standard

D.C. Circuit Court Decision: Earthjustice and clients Sierra Club, Healthy Gulf, and National Wildlife Federation filed a challenge with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging that it illegally approved expanded volume production of largely corn and soy based biofuels despite evidence that such production destroys habitat, degrades water quality, and increases harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are fueling the climate crisis.