Suit Launched to Protect People From Coal Pollution
Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief (and ex-coal lobbyist) Andrew Wheeler has failed to ensure that seven states are taking legally required steps to clean up harmful sulfur dioxide air pollution that's driven by dirty coal emissions.
So this week the Center and allies filed formal notice of intent to sue the agency to compel Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky to put cleanup plans in place.
"It's disgusting that coal-lovers like Trump are forcing children to breathe unhealthy air," said Robert Ukeiley, a Center attorney. "Our kids, the elderly and our most imperiled wildlife and fish will pay a steep price for this heartless scheme to prop up dirty, expensive coal."
Read more in our press release.