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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.

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 18, 2017 | Legal Document

Constitution Pipeline 401 Certification Denial

pursuant to § 401 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1341, that petitioner's proposed interstate 2 natural gas pipeline would comply with New York State water quality standards ("§ 401 3 certification"). Respondents denied the application on the ground that petitioner had not complied 4 with requests for relevant information. Petitioner contends (1) that respondents exceeded the statutory 5 time limitations for the State's review of the application and that they must therefore be ordered to 6 notify the United States Army Corps of Engineers ("USACE") that the State waives its right to issue 7 or deny § 401 certification, thereby allowing USACE to issue a permit to petitioner under § 404 of 8 the Clean Water Act

August 14, 2017 | Case

Defending Crucial Chemical Safety Rules

Earthjustice has brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.

August 14, 2017 | Legal Document

Petition for Review: Risk Evaluation Rule

Earthjustice—on behalf of organizations representing consumers, people from low-income communities of color, Alaska Natives, parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, workers, and scientists—has brought two suits against the Trump Administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food. Specifically, the lawsuits challenge two EPA regulations that set ground rules for how EPA will prioritize chemicals for safety review and then evaluate the risks of those chemicals under the recently updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

August 14, 2017 | Legal Document

Petition for Review: Prioritization Rule

Earthjustice—on behalf of organizations representing consumers, people from low-income communities of color, Alaska Natives, parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, workers, and scientists—has brought two suits against the Trump Administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food. Specifically, the lawsuits challenge two EPA regulations that set ground rules for how EPA will prioritize chemicals for safety review and then evaluate the risks of those chemicals under the recently updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

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