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An event commemorated the three-year anniversary of the first press conference held to focus on the plight of residents at Ezra Prentice Homes in the wake of an increase in oil train traffic in Albany.
Eve Gartner, Attorney, Earthjustice: "It hasn't been updated since the late 1990s. It was based on an understanding from back then of what's a safe level of lead, but now it's widely understood not to be safe. In fact, now we understand there is no safe level of lead."
“As a political force, kids are no match for one of the world’s biggest chemical companies, and they’ll suffer for the lack of clout. While the CPSC fails to finalize its own rule, more and more kids are exposed to phthalates. The inaction 'speaks to the power of Exxon to frighten federal agencies away from doing their jobs,' as Earthjustice’s [Attorney Eve] Gartner put it.”
Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice: “We’re ready to make sure these laws are adhered to and that the EPA follows its obligations and its mission. We’re ready for that fight.”