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The Latest On: Petrochemicals

July 14, 2022 | Feature

Climate Stability and Justice For All

Earthjustice and our partners use litigation and advocacy to realize our shared vision of a clean energy economy that leaves no one behind. The wins reported here demonstrate just some of the progress Earthjustice has made toward our objectives in the last year, in partnership with our clients and with our steadfast supporters.

May 4, 2022 | Legal Document

RISE St. James et al v US EPA (May 2022)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in court filings this week it will review loopholes in the national air toxics standards covering petroleum refineries and ethylene production sources, also known as ethane crackers. Rather than ensuring facilities prevent emissions related to foreseeable incidents like storms, loss of power, or severe weather, loopholes allow refineries and petrochemical plants to release uncontrolled cancer-causing air pollution by simply claiming a malfunction.

January 12, 2022 | Feature

Never Backing Down from the Fight

Earthjustice is committed to going up against the most daunting adversaries to demand stronger regulations and environmental justice. A highlight of what Earthjustice is doing to meet three threats facing this planet: the oil and gas boom in Gulf of Mexico, the toxicity of PFAS, and the plight of wolves in North America.

October 8, 2021 | Legal Document

Petitioner's Supplemental Brief Formosa Air Permits

Petitioner's supplemental brief in support of their petition for judicial review. Addresses LDEQ Supplement to its Basis for Decision, approving air permits allowing Formosa Plastics to build a 14-plant, petrochemical complex near the community of Welcome, Louisiana.