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September 16, 2015 | In the News: Black Press USA

Hidden Toxins Contaminate Black Homes

“The goal of the flame retardants is to give you a little bit of extra time [in a fire],” said Eve Gartner, a New York-based staff attorney for nonprofit environmental justice/advocacy organization, Earthjustice. “The California standard …required that the foam part of the furniture could withstand a small open flame for 10 seconds before your chair goes up in flames. But studies showed [the chemicals] don’t really give you that extra time.”

September 15, 2015 | Report

Report: Clearing Up the Smog

Earthjustice releases a report that exposes the deeply flawed economic analysis being circulated by polluters to oppose more protective ozone standards. The findings show that industry has been exaggerating the cost of meeting stronger standards by more than 700% while ignoring major health and other benefits.


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Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.