Groups Sue EPA Over Decades-Long Failure to Protect Communities from Most Dangerous Chemical Spills

Legal Filings
March 21, 2019

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Justice Health Alliance and Clean Water Action today filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to pass regulations requiring the most dangerous chemical facilities to develop plans to prevent and respond to worst-case scenario spills of hazardous substances, including spills triggered by natural disasters that put people’s health at risk. Congress mandated such regulations in 1990—but more than 25 years later, EPA has failed to act.