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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.

August 24, 2016 | Legal Document

Unreasonable Delay Suit on Lead Paint and Dust Standards

A coalition of national and regional groups across the country is suing the United States Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update standards that protect families against neurotoxic lead-based paint and lead dust.

May 23, 2016 | Blog Post

Six Ways We’re Learning to Love Our Food

Just five years ago, agricultural reform seemed out of reach. Today, everyone from chefs to lawyers to farmworkers are helping build a healthier, more sustainable food system. (Spanish language version available.)

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

Committing to Clean Up Their Own Messes

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

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