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March 29, 2017 | Feature

Reactions To The EPA’s Refusal To Ban Chlorpyrifos

"It is shameful that EPA, an agency that is mandated to protect people and communities, refuses to ban chlorpyrifos, despite the harmful health impacts it has on children and farmworkers." -- Hector E. Sanchez, Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

March 29, 2017 | In the News: New Yorker

Donald Trump And The Myth Of The Coal Revival

Lisa Garcia, VP of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice: “They [the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] are the watchdog. You can argue that they weren’t the best at it, but even a bad watchdog is better than no watchdog.”

March 28, 2017 | Blog Post

Executive Order Takes Aim at Climate Safeguards

In a potentially devastating blow to the Earth’s climate, President Trump’s new executive order ends the Interior Department’s moratorium on coal mining on public land and begins a repeal of the landmark Clean Power Plan.

March 21, 2017 | Case

Engineering an Environmental Disaster: 2,4-D Resistant Crops

2,4-D is a component of Agent Orange, the notorious defoliant manufactured by Monsanto and Dow. USDA proposes to allow farmers to plant 2,4-D resistant corn and soy wherever they please without any government oversight, and downplays any and all impacts.

March 13, 2017 | Blog Post

5 Ways EPA Budget Cuts Affect You

Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities Lisa Garcia, a former EPA senior advisor, tells us what we can expect if the Trump administration guts the EPA’s budget.

March 10, 2017 | In the News: The Huffington Post

What We Lose If We Gut The EPA’s Environmental Justice Work

Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice: “This administration has no idea how valuable the office of environmental justice is ... This decision shows how fiscally irresponsible they are ... This is the one program that focuses on some of the most vulnerable communities. It smacks of elitism and racism if this is where they think the cuts can come from.”

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