By Timna Axel

Locals and Environmental Group Win a Seat in EES Coke Lawsuit


November 24, 2022

Zug Island is a heavily industrialized island within the city of River Rouge at the southern city limits of Detroit

DETROIT, MI - A district court ruled today to allow an environmental group and community members to intervene in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal lawsuit against EES Coke. The lawsuit alleges that the company's Zug Island coke oven facility unlawfully releases thousands of tons of harmful air pollutants into predominantly low-income communities of color in Southwest Detroit, Ecorse, and River Rouge. By intervening, community members who've been directly impacted by the facility's emissions can seek to hold EES Coke accountable for mitigating further pollution and funding spe...

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