Legal Steps

SUMMARY OF VARIOUS LEGAL TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR ACTIVISTS CONCERNED ABOUT GAS DRILLING

Citizen Suits

FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CASE – HEARING MONDAY

Damascus Citizens and some of its members have filed a
federal civil rights lawsuit to stop Damascus township
from violating the civil rights, property rights, and
due process rights of its citizens. Our motion to
dismiss suit by industry against our town will
also be heard at this federal court hearing:
http://www.damascuscitizens.org/news-legal.html
Federal Court Hearing – Monday, Aug. 9

Suing EPA to Review Air Quality Standards Aug. 2010:

FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
by Catherine Tsai
August 3, 2010
DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing four air emission rules for oil and natural gas operations, albeit many years later than it should have done so.

The EPA is supposed to review the standards every eight years under the Clean Air Act, but some of the regulations in question haven’t been updated since 1985, while others were last fully reviewed in 1999.

WildEarth Guardians and the San Juan Citizens Alliance noticed and sued the EPA to force a review.

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