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March 11, 2016 | Letter

Letter to EPA Administrator Cynthia Giles

On January 20, 2016, fieldworker employees of Syngenta Seeds, Inc. were exposed to pesticides and taken to Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. Earthjustice, Farmworker Justice, Pesticide
Action Network, Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action, Hawai‘i SEED, Farmworker
Association of Florida, and The MOM Hui are reporting the incident to your office and, for the
reasons discussed below, ask that you ensure the incident is fully and properly investigated and that appropriate enforcement action is taken. We also ask that EPA consider this additional on the‐ground evidence as it moves forward with regulatory action on chlorpyrifos.

February 26, 2016 | Blog Post

The Empty Halls of Justice

The EPA says it wants to hear from the public about how best to handle civil rights complaints, but low turnout at a recent meeting in Oakland, Calif., raises concerns about whether the agency is doing enough to get the public’s attention.

February 10, 2016 | Feature

From Farm to Table

Juan Fernando Rodriguez Tellez came to Capitol Hill to persuade EPA regulators to protect farmworkers from pesticides. This is his story.

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 | Blog Post

EPA to Weaken Civil Rights Protections Under Obama

The EPA’s Office of Civil Rights is trying to weaken civil rights protections through a new proposal that will negatively impact communities that suffer environmental discrimination.

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