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October 30, 2015 | Feature

Righting Civil Wrongs

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the few enforceable civil rights laws that cover environmental actions. And from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for the EPA to take a stand against environmental racism.

July 20, 2015 | Feature

Map: Crude-by-Rail Across America

Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil into America's cities have dramatically increased, with explosive results. See a map of major crude oil train accidents since 2012—and the communities that are fighting back.

September 16, 2014 | Feature

Firefighters Turn Up The Heat On Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are among more than 80,000 chemicals on the market that have not been adequately tested for health and safety. They have received increased scrutiny for their potential health impacts on firefighters, as well as on the general public.

June 20, 2014 | Feature

Dryden: The Town That Changed The Fracking Game

When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, NY, with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry—and changed the fracking game forever. View the photo essay.

August 24, 2016 | Legal Document

Unreasonable Delay Suit on Lead Paint and Dust Standards

A coalition of national and regional groups across the country is suing the United States Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update standards that protect families against neurotoxic lead-based paint and lead dust.

August 24, 2016 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Community Groups across the Country Challenge EPA over Failure to Update Protections from Lead Poisoning

A coalition of national and regional groups across the country is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update standards that protect families against neurotoxic lead-based paint and lead dust. The “unreasonable delay” lawsuit, filed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, argues that seven years after EPA granted a 2009 petition to update these standards, EPA has yet to propose—much less finalize—any new standards.

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