The Obama administration’s historic proposal to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants—the single largest source of climate pollution—is a big step toward combatting climate change and also securing basic human rights.
Corey Scult is a litigation assistant in the Washington, D.C. office.
Last month, the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, New York, represented by Earthjustice, triumphed over the fracking industry after the state’s highest court ruled that the towns can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry within their borders.
This week marks the official end to the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of genitalia-altering pesticide residues on snap beans. Numerous published studies by an EPA scientist found that rats fed vinclozolin in utero had feminized genitalia with malformations like vaginal pouches, undescended testicles, and malformed penises. Yet the EPA ban did not happen on its own.