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July 14, 2017 | In the News: Public News Service

Groups Sue EPA Over Clean-Air Delay

Seth Johnson, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Every state in the country did what they were supposed to do. Now, it's time for EPA to do what it's supposed to do, and that is to issue designations under the statute and start the implementation process. ... EPA's independent science advisers unanimously said that the 2008 standard was too weak to satisfy the statutory requirements."

July 12, 2017 | Letter

Letter to DOJ & Opposing Counsel Regarding Sec. Zinke's Visit to Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

From Earthjustice and Western Environmental Law Center. "It is disturbing that the Secretary has planned several meetings with parties opposed to the Monument’s expansion and who have engaged in litigation challenging the expansion, without public notice to organizations and entities that support the Monument, including Senator Wyden, Senator Merkley, and Governor Brown."

July 11, 2017 | Video

Trading Fossils For Fossil Fuels

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may hold the key to the disappearance of the dinosaurs. But Trump wants to trade these fossils for fossil fuel.

July 10, 2017 | Legal Document

Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief: BLM Methane &Waste Prevention Rule

This case challenges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s decision to stay compliance deadlines for certain provisions of its Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 83,008 (Nov. 18, 2016), which has been in effect since January 17, 2017. See 82 Fed. Reg. 27,430 (June 15, 2017). BLM’s June 15, 2017 stay violates the Administrative Procedure Act. 5 U.S.C. §§ 553, 705, 706(2)(A). The stay harms Plaintiffs and other members of the public by reducing royalty payments and allowing waste of public natural gas resources and excessive air pollution that would otherwise be controlled under the Rule.

July 10, 2017 | In the News: Midwest Energy News

Trump Administration’s Regulatory Rollback Playing Out At Indiana Coal Plant

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is an early example of the impacts that the Trump EPA’s moves to illegally roll back public health and environmental protections are having. We are very concerned that utilities across the country will make similar moves to delay long-overdue cleanups of the toxic mess that coal-fired power plants generate.”