WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit environmental groups allege that U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has failed to respond to their petition.
Sierra Club and Environmental Integrity Project filed a complaint on July 24 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Scott Pruitt, in his official capacity as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, citing the Clean Air Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs submitted a petition to the defendant in October 2016 asking the defendant to object to an air pollution control operating permit to Wheelabrator Frackville Energy by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
The plaintiffs hold Pruitt, in his official capacity as administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to make a decision to grant or deny plaintiff's petition within the 60-day deadline.
The plaintiffs seek declare that the defendant has violated the Clean Air Act, compel the defendant to perform his mandatory duty to grant or deny plaintiff's petition, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Kathryn M. Amirpashaie of Law Office of Kathryn M. Amirpashaie PLC in Leesburg, Virginia.
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia case number 1:17-cv-01475-RJL