Just as Bob Simpson and his Freshwater Pulp partners have crept a bit closer to their pulp mill-revival dream, here comes a new whuppin', of sorts, from CATs -- the Eureka-based org helmed by toxics warrior Patty Clary -- and company. OK, it's delivered to the EPA. And it's regarding all kraft pulp mills.
From a CATs news release issued today:
Today Californians for Alternatives to Toxics and the Center for Biological Diversity officially notified the Environmental Protection Agency of their intent to sue the agency in 60 days for its failure to review and update Clean Air Act rules, called New Source Performance Standards, for kraft pulp mills. ...
The release says the EPA hasn't reviewed these pollution-emission standards for such mills in 24 years, even though the Clean Air Act requires review every eight years. Says Clary, in the release:
"Over the last 24 years technology has come a long way, but kraft pulp mills are still stuck in the '80s."
See the release, and a fact sheet, here.