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February 1, 2016 | Blog Post

American People to Safety Commission: Ban Harmful Flame Retardants!

Last week was a busy time for Earthjustice’s work on flame retardants. Tuesday, January 19 marked the end of the public comment period on our petition to ban toxic organohalogen flame retardants from children’s products, furniture, mattresses and electronics’ casings.

January 29, 2016 | Blog Post

Coastal Martens: ‘A Cog in the Ecosystem’s Machinery’

Recently, we reached out to Dr. Mourad Gabriel, a conservation ecologist who has spent the past decade studying several forest carnivores, including fishers and martens. During our interview we discussed the threats to the coastal marten, a rare carnivore that Earthjustice is currently fighting to protect under the Endangered Species Act. With fewer than 100 individual coastal martens remaining in California, the survival of the species is uncertain.

January 29, 2016 | Legal Document

U.S. Court Decision - Financial Assurances

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop letting polluters off the financial hook for contamination they caused.

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