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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.

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.

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