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January 28, 2016 | In the News: The Nation

How the EPA Has Failed to Challenge Environmental Racism in Flint—and Beyond

“The single greatest determinant of where certain kinds of toxic sources are located, like hazardous waste facilities, is race, and yet [the EPA has] never once made a finding of discrimination, and they very rarely use any of the other tools at their disposal to push states or localities or private actors to change their behavior,” says Earthjustice attorney Marianne Engelman Lado.

January 28, 2016 | Blog Post

Massive Gas Leak Reveals High Cost of Fossil Fuels

Recently, Southern California air quality regulators finally issued an enforcement order directing Southern California Gas Company (“SoCal Gas”) to permanently shutter its leaking underground natural gas well near Porter Ranch, where a massive methane leak is spewing thousands of pounds of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere every hour.

January 26, 2016

Christine Qubain Ernst

Christine Qubain Ernst is an associate attorney in the New York City location of the Northeast regional office.

January 26, 2016 | In the News: Truthout

Environmental Justice: What the Candidates Missed in Flint, Michigan - and the Rest of the Country

"[EPA regulators] are always on the defensive so that they are sort of paralyzed into inaction," Earthjustice attorney Marianne Engelman Lado told Truthout. "Which candidate is going to step up to the plate and say that, in addition to environmental laws, we have to have fairness in the distribution of toxic sources, and we will no longer allow this lawlessness of dumping on communities of color?"

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