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October 30, 2015 | Feature

Righting Civil Wrongs

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the few enforceable civil rights laws that cover environmental actions. And from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for the EPA to take a stand against environmental racism.

May 2, 2016 | Blog Post

Copping Out on Copper Mine Contamination

After decades of delay, financial assurance regulations will push polluters to clean up their toxic messes in a timely manner and encourage companies to avoid making messes in the first place.

April 28, 2016 | Blog Post

Ending Corporate Hit-and-Runs

America’s dirtiest industrial polluters will now be legally accountable for paying for their clean-ups thanks to the EPA’s financial assurance rules.

April 20, 2016 | Blog Post

Senate Democrats Show LEADership on Lead

Senate Democrats, led by Senator Cardin (D-MD), recently introduced legislation to combat lead contamination in water and housing infrastructure.

April 7, 2016 | Blog Post

At Last, Polluters Must Pay

An Earthjustice win brings us a big step closer to ensuring that the dirtiest polluters in the country pay for their own toxic messes, instead of skipping town and leaving taxpayers with the bill.

March 31, 2016 | Blog Post

From Dairy Farm to Wild Trout Paradise

By restoring their land and collaborating with scientists, Dean and Catherine Rebuffoni have created a natural haven for wild trout in Hay Creek.

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