February 11, 2021
Today, fourteen health and environmental groups challenged ozone standards in a lawsuit in a federal appeals court. The move comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Trump administration’s last-minute refusal to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, and less than a month after Earthjustice sued the EPA over a similar rule affecting particulate matter.
January 19, 2021
CBF and environmental and public health partners today sued EPA for refusing to strengthen air quality limits for small, airborne particles (known as particulate matter).
January 19, 2021
Today’s decision overturns the ACE rule, which contains the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, and directs EPA to write a new rule to regulate GHG emission from power plants.
Groups File Brief with D.C. Circuit Opposing Trump Administration’s “Indefensible” Clean Cars Rollback
January 14, 2021
CBF and several of the nation’s largest public health, consumer and environmental groups today presented the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia with a detailed and substantial case showing why the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Car Standards is unlawful.
December 9, 2020
EPA announced today it has finalized an unnecessary rule that threatens to undermine air pollution limits essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways and puts the health of the watershed’s most vulnerable residents at the greatest risk.
December 4, 2020
Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board yesterday approved a draft permit for a proposed natural gas-fired combined heat and power plant at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
November 23, 2020
The state is taking a stand against climate change and protecting human health, the environment, and the economy in the process.
CBF: Talen Energy’s Decision to Stop Burning Coal at Three Power Plants Will Help the Chesapeake Bay
November 11, 2020
The power plants—Brandon Shores and H.A. Wagner in Maryland and Montour in Pennsylvania—plan to cease coal-fired operations by the end of 2025, according to the energy company.
CBF, National Parks Conservation Association Oppose EPA Proposal to Devalue Co-benefits of Air Pollution Rules
August 4, 2020
CBF and the National Parks Conservation Association have filed comments opposing EPA’s reliance on questionable legal authority to create a dangerously unbalanced approach to analyzing the costs and benefits of air pollution limits.
July 16, 2020
Clean air should be a top priority for EPA. But the agency is ignoring the science yet again, putting human health and water quality at risk by refusing to strengthen standards for particulate matter pollution.
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