WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Sierra Club is suing the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.
The Sierra Club filed a complaint May 15 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, alleging he failed to grant or deny the petition filed by the plaintiff.
According to the complaint, the Sierra Club suffered damages because Pruitt failed to take proper action to the petition filed by the plaintiff after the required 60-day period regarding the Gallatin Fossil Plant in Tennessee.
The Sierra Club seeks to declare Pruitt has violated the Clean Air Act, order the defendant to perform his mandatory duty to grant or deny the plaintiff's petition, all legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. It is represented by attorneys Kathryn M. Amirpashaie of the Law Office of Kathryn M. Amirpashaie PLC in Leesburg, Virginia, and by Zachary Fabish of the Sierra Club in Washington, D.C..
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Case number 1:17-cv-00906-RMC