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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 11, 2022 | In the News: CNN

EPA begins enforcement on clean up of toxic coal-ash ponds

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Enforcement of the rule's provisions is desperately needed, as coal plants have demonstrated they don't care about polluting water or putting people's health at risk, and they have taken full advantage of the Trump EPA's hands-off policy. The result is nationwide pollution of water at coal plants.”

January 11, 2022 | In the News: The Hill

EPA takes steps toward addressing toxic coal residue

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “EPA, has not, to date, since the rule was promulgated in 2015, enforced the rule. It’s stunning that there have been no enforcement actions when in fact there is widespread, substantial noncompliance.”

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 | In the News: National Public Radio

EPA announces tighter fuel economy standards for cars and trucks

Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice: "This rule will help tackle the climate crisis and reduce dangerous air pollution in our communities. Now we need strong, long-term standards to ultimately electrify all new cars and light-duty trucks by 2035. We'll continue to fight for standards that move us toward a zero-emissions transportation sector powered by 100% clean energy."

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