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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.

June 22, 2017 | In the News: Michigan Radio

What EPA Budget Cuts Could Mean For Low-Income And Minority Communities

Lisa Garcia, VP of Litigation for Healthy Communities: “It would be a shame to get rid of the one office that is in touch with people, that understands what the potential burdens are of our bad environmental decisions. ... you would lose communication with so many communities, who you’re supposed to represent. Because they can’t get on their private jets, or go to D.C. every time you have a meeting on oil, or coal, or climate.”

June 18, 2017 | Feature

National Monuments At Risk

An executive order jeopardizes 27 national monuments—and the public lands law that safeguards all national monuments, present and future: the Antiquities Act of 1906. Here's what you can do.

June 15, 2017 | In the News: Mother Jones

Trump Is Slowly Undermining Obama’s Work on Healthy Food

Peter Lehner, Senior Strategic Advisor, Earthjustice: “[The delay is] another example of the Trump Administration’s willingness to accommodate even unfounded and partial industry opposition to the detriment of the health and welfare of people and families across the country.”

June 12, 2017 | In the News: Courthouse News

Ninth Circuit Considers Pushing EPA for Revised Lead Guidelines

Hannah Chang, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is a case where it is egregious—it is extraordinary. This is for a poison where the effects are known, and EPA is not contesting that permanent harms are done from such exposure. Taking this amount of time is simply unacceptable. Those kids have already lived the first six years of their lives, which is when they are most vulnerable to lead, in these poison surroundings, unknowingly and with permanent brain damage as a result, and now EPA is asking for another six years, potentially more, to reach a final standard.”

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