Petition for Emergency Rulemaking Before the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency

Legal Filings
April 01, 2020

The Natural Resources Defense Council and a coalition of environmental justice, climate justice and public interest groups file a petition before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeking the issuance of an emergency final rule protecting public health, in response to the agency’s recent non-enforcement policy that encourages industries to stop monitoring and reporting pollution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rule would require companies to notify EPA when they stop monitoring or reporting their pollution and the EPA would post those notices within one day on its website. Petitioners seek issuance of the rule within seven days.