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Phoenix’s Declining Air Quality Makes Our Advocacy More Urgent Than Ever

Phoenix’s Declining Air Quality Makes Our Advocacy More Urgent Than Ever

The American Lung Association released its annual “State of the Air” report  ranking U.S. cities with the poorest air quality. Alarmingly, Phoenix is ranked #5 for ozone pollution, #8 for year-round particle pollution, and #13 for short-term particle… Read More

Court Approves Settlement of Center’s Lawsuit Against EPA to Address Particulate Air Pollution

Court Approves Settlement of Center’s Lawsuit Against EPA to Address Particulate Air Pollution

In early March, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona approved a settlement and consent decree in the Center’s lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to act on harmful particulate air… Read More

ACLPI Obtains Settlement to Improve Services for Arizona’s Children in Foster Care

ACLPI Obtains Settlement to Improve Services for Arizona’s Children in Foster Care

After six years of fighting on behalf of Arizona’s children in foster care, a federal judge granted final approval of a class-action settlement that will improve the lives of Arizona’s foster children.  The settlement requires significant improvements in… Read More

ACLPI Advocates for Just and Equitable Transition as Coal Plants Close

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently voted to create a landmark process to evaluate the community and economic impacts of coal plant closures and the need for Just and Equitable Transition (JET) for communities hit hard by these… Read More

The Center Wins Case on Behalf of Immigrants Excluded from CARES Housing Program

ACLPI and the William E. Morris Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix claiming the city’s emergency housing program funded with the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund violated federal law because it excluded… Read More

E&E News Taps Jennifer Anderson for Insights on Pinal County’s EPA Cleanup

The Center is representing the Sierra Club in a case against the EPA that says the agency has not taken adequate action in addressing West Pinal County’s dangerously high levels of particulate pollution known as “PM10.” E&E News,… Read More

Danny Adelman Pushes for Better School Safety Inspections During COVID-19 in ABC15 Interview

Danny Adelman Pushes for Better School Safety Inspections During COVID-19 in ABC15 Interview

Arizona’s School Facilities Board is required by law to inspect every school every five years to identify problems and to make sure the schools are safe.  But for years — including throughout the pandemic — they’ve completely dropped… Read More