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EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

Environmental groups are suing the EPA over its application of the Toxic Substance Control Act, saying that the methods by which the agency is prioritizing and evaluating chemicals will harm workers and families.

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States, Power Companies, Enviros Defend EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Clean Power Plan supporters — including environmental and health organizations, states, power companies and clean energy trade groups — yesterday filed briefs asking the DC Circuit court to uphold the power plant emissions regulation. On June 2 the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit will hear oral arguments … Read more »

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EPA Proposes Ban on Dow Pesticide

The EPA is proposing a ban on Dow AgroSciences’ insecticide chlorpyrifos from all agricultural uses, following a court order requiring the agency to respond to a lawsuit. The EPA banned the toxic chemical from residential use 15 years ago. In 2007, Earthjustice, on behalf of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: US Water Alliance, Amiad Water Systems, Earthjustice

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Earthjustice: The environmental law firm has appointed Lisa Garcia as vice president of litigation for health. Garcia joins from the EPA. T&M Associates: The engineering consultancy has appointed Ed Melanson to lead the automation practice, focusing on meeting client needs in the energy, environment, water … Read more »


EPA Won’t Regulate Coal Mine Emissions

The EPA will not set methane emissions rules for coal mines, according to a document published in the Federal Register today. EarthJustice had petitioned the EPA to add coal mines to the Clean Air Act list of stationary sources and use the law to regulate their greenhouse gas emissions, similar … Read more »

Sierra Club Urges ‘Timeout’ on Natural Gas Exports

The Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Clean Water Action, and other groups have sent a letter to President Obama urging him to put the brakes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports until the government conducts additional environmental and economic studies. The Center for International Environmental Law, Earthworks, Environment America, Friends of the Earth, League … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Earthjustice Fracking Suit, Prestige Trial Opens, Canadian Protectionism

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the state of California on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks, Environmental Working Group and the Sierra Club in an effort to stop hydraulic fracturing. The suit accuses the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources of failing to … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Shell Lawsuit, Bayer Settlement, ‘No More Solyndras’ Act

Environmental groups – including Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Audubon Society – have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Anchorage to challenge the Interior Department’s approval of Shell’s Arctic spill response plans. The suit comes as Shell continues with plans to drill in the Beaufort … Read more »

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