Description: Lawsuit alleging that local clean air agencies in Washington were unlawfully shifting decision-making authority for new source approval to technical staff and undermining the State's ability to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets.
350 Seattle v. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/28/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Environmental Groups Filed Suit Against Local Clean Air Agencies in Washington. Environmental groups filed a lawsuit in Washington Superior Court alleging that local clean air agencies were unlawfully shifting decision-making authority for new source approval from their boards of directors to technical staff and treating such approvals as ministerial decisions. The plaintiffs alleged that the effect of these actions was to undermine the Washington State Clean Air Act’s “ability to protect the public health of Washington residents and the State’s ability to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets.”