SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Nonprofit environmental corporations are suing Scott Pruitt, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, citing alleged violation of federal law.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Environmental Health filed a complaint on June 6 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Pruitt alleging that he failed to respond to the plaintiffs' request for the right to sue over issues regarding clean air policy.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from the department's failure to respond. The plaintiff holds Pruitt responsible because he allegedly failed to perform his mandatory duties.
The plaintiff seeks injunction against the defendant, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. The center is represented by Jonathan Evans of the plaintiff's organization in Oakland, California.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-03239-JCS
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