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Community and Environmental Groups Sue the EPA and Call on the Agency to Remove “Free Pass to Pollute” from National Standards for Oil Refineries


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Community and Environmental Groups Sue the EPA and Call on the Agency to Remove “Free Pass to Pollute” from National Standards for Oil Refineries

WASHINGTON - Community and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit on Feb. 1, 2016, against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, charging the agency with allowing unlawful regulatory loopholes that will expose communities to unnecessary cancer-causing pollution. Eleven groups also filed a petition urging EPA to take formal reconsideration action to remove the problems in the Final Rule that were added after the comment period closed. The following is a statement from these groups.*

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