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September 21, 2016 | Legal Document

Comments on MDEQ’s Sulfur Dioxide One-Hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard State Implementation Plan Submitted to EPA for Approval

Please accept these comments submitted on behalf of Sierra Club and Earthjustice regarding the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (“MDEQ’s”) Sulfur Dioxide One-Hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard State Implementation Plan (“Submitted NSIP” or “Plan”), submitted to EPA on May 31, 2016 for approval and amended with an addendum on June 30, 2016. The Plan is required to address the portion of Wayne County that has been designated as out of attainment (“nonattainment area”) with the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (“SO2”) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”). MDEQ’s Plan falls short of bringing the area into attainment, and does not require enforceable, sufficient reduction in actual SO2 emissions from major sources in the area. As a result, EPA must deny approval of the Submitted NSIP.

August 9, 2016 | Artículo

Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play

At a Washington, D.C., event, parents and advocates from around the country played with their children for a good cause. (Spanish language version available.)

June 9, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injuctive Relief Fairbanks Air Quality

Fairbanks has the worst episodic fine-particulate matter (“PM-2.5”) pollution in the nation—“worse than Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Detroit combined,” a local newspaper put it. See Exhibit 1 (Amanda Bohman, Air pollution in North Pole worse than Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Detroit combined, Fairbanks News Miner (May 27, 2016)). Defendants have known about Fairbanks’s PM-2.5 problem for half a decade at least, but they have repeatedly failed to take action mandated by the Clean Air Act.

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