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March 29, 2017 | Feature

Reactions To The EPA’s Refusal To Ban Chlorpyrifos

"It is shameful that EPA, an agency that is mandated to protect people and communities, refuses to ban chlorpyrifos, despite the harmful health impacts it has on children and farmworkers." -- Hector E. Sanchez, Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

March 22, 2017 | Letter

2017 Community Letter Opposing House Attack on Ozone Standards

Over 120 health, environmental and community organizations sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to oppose the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act” (H.R. 806). If passed this legislation would systematically weaken the Clean Air Act and undermine Americans’ 46-year right to healthy air based on medical science, and delay life-saving health standards already years overdue.

March 13, 2017 | Feature

The Endangered Species Act Is Under Political Attack

Politicians backed by extractive industry interests are now undertaking some of the most serious threats ever seen in the four decades of the Endangered Species Act, our nation's landmark conservation law.

March 6, 2017 | In the News: Washington Examiner

Trump: The First 100 Days

Raul Garcia, Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: "The real costs will be at the expense of border and immigrant communities, including the healthy and vibrant environment they deserve. It's justified by fiction, relying on the notion that our neighbors have somehow become our enemies and that our border communities must become militarized zones."

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