Description: Lawsuit seeking to force EPA to reconsider performance standards for coal preparation and processing facilities.
Sierra Club v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/07/2009 Complaint Complaint filed. A coalition of environmental advocates filed a lawsuit to force the EPA to reconsider performance standards for coal preparation and processing facilities and require fugitive coal dust controls. The lawsuit alleges that EPA failed to require the facilities to take additional steps to prevent fugitive dust emissions from roadways as required by the Clean Air Act. The lawsuit also challenges EPA’s decision not to require that the facilities’ fugitive dust control plans be reviewed and approved by state or federal permitting authorities.