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The Fight for Clean Air

The Latest On: The Fight for Clean Air

April 12, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Aircraft Carbon Emissions

Plaintiffs, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), bring this action against Defendants, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (collectively, “EPA”), for unreasonable delay under section 304 of the Clean Air Act.

December 23, 2015 | Legal Document

Ozone 2015: Petition for Review

Earthjustice, representing the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility, West Harlem Environmental Action, Appalachian Mountain Club, and the National Parks Conservation Association, has filed suit to challenge the national ozone standards adopted in October 2015. The EPA’s standards are weaker than what medical experts have called for.

November 24, 2015 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene on 2015 Ozone Standard; Murray Energy Corporation v. EPA

Earthjustice representing American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed to oppose a major coal company’s challenge to stronger national ozone standards adopted last month. The EPA’s new standards were years overdue, and though they are weaker than the science-backed standards called for by medical experts, they are more protective than the standards they replaced and will help prevent many hundreds of hospital visits, asthma attacks, and deaths.

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