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97% of U.S. residents are at risk from toxic organohalogen flame retardants in their bodies

Is there anything more primal than the fear of fire?

The chemical industry has exploited that fear for decades to boost sales of toxic flame retardants by convincing manufacturers that we need to protect ourselves by putting these chemicals in a wide array of household products from chairs to nursing pillows to the plastic casing around electronic products (like televisions and laptops that are doused in flame retardants before they're sold to the public).

A storm rolls over a Texas wind farm.

After 100 days of a Senate led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), it is hard to ignore the evidence that corporate interests are trumping public health and welfare when it comes to addressing climate change.  Chances are you didn’t vote for this corporate takeover, but that’s exactly what you’re getting.


Earthjustice is representing the beekeeping industry writ large in the first case challenging the EPA’s approval of a known bee-killing pesticide, sulfoxaflor. We are arguing this case as the beekeeping industry across the country struggles for survival and faces the costly effects of pesticides on their businesses. Here are 11 reasons we are fighting for the bees.

A grizzly bear walks alone through a field in Grand Teton National Park.

Rising up from the Snake River Valley, the craggy peaks of the towering Teton Range command your attention.  Imagine yourself standing in the shadow of these giants, within the boundaries of western Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.  Awestruck, you look out over some our nation’s most treasured and wild country.  Suddenly, a gunshot breaks the silence, and a grizzly bear—one of the world’s most noble, revered, and magnificent animals—falls dead to the ground.


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