Description: Lawsuit to compel EPA to respond to a petition requesting reconsideration of the 2009 endangerment finding for greenhouse gases.
Liberty Packing Co. v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/26/2021 Reply Download Reply filed by EPA in support of its motion to dismiss. 07/12/2021 Opposition Download Opposition filed by plaintiffs to federal defendants' motion to dismiss. 06/28/2021 Motion to Dismiss Download Memorandum of law filed by EPA in support of its motion to dismiss. 04/22/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Sought to Compel Response to Petition for Reconsideration of 2009 Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding. Four California businesses, a trade association, and an individual business owner filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Eastern District of California to compel EPA to respond to their 2017 Petition to Reconsider Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act, 74 Fed. Reg. 66,496 (Dec. 15,2 2009). EPA denied the petition on January 19, 2021, but on March 23, 2021, EPA withdrew the denial. EPA stated that the January denial did not provide an adequate justification for denial and that it intended to reassess the petition.