Lawsuit Puts Early Pressure On Biden EPA Over Stricter Refinery Air Rules

January 4, 2021
Environmentalists are pursuing fresh litigation aiming to force EPA to issue tougher rules to limit harmful air pollution from refineries by citing environmental justice (EJ) concerns from the facilities’ emissions, putting early pressure on the incoming Biden administration to quickly decide on whether to tighten the regulations. In a new lawsuit filed Dec. 17 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a broad alliance of 11 environmental and local public health advocacy organizations renew their...

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