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June 12, 2017 | In the News: Courthouse News

Ninth Circuit Considers Pushing EPA for Revised Lead Guidelines

Hannah Chang, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is a case where it is egregious—it is extraordinary. This is for a poison where the effects are known, and EPA is not contesting that permanent harms are done from such exposure. Taking this amount of time is simply unacceptable. Those kids have already lived the first six years of their lives, which is when they are most vulnerable to lead, in these poison surroundings, unknowingly and with permanent brain damage as a result, and now EPA is asking for another six years, potentially more, to reach a final standard.”

March 15, 2017 | In the News: Mother Jones

This Lead-Poisoned City Could Be Trump's Flint

Jennifer Chavez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "The states have shown that if there's not a strong federal minimum [of water standards], it will fall below that. [The Trump administration's aggressive approach to cutting regulations] is just ignoring history and evidence of what happens when regulations aren't in place."

January 15, 2017 | In the News: Hoodline

Childhood Lead Levels In Some SF Neighborhoods Near Flint, MI Levels

Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Most commonly what we’re talking about [in housing] is lead dust ... Kids crawl on the floor and get this light layer of dust on their hands and they put their hands in their mouths, or the dust gets on some object and they put the object in their mouth. With this upcoming administration, who knows whether the EPA will ever update their standard.”

December 16, 2016 | Feature

An Earthjustice Year In Pictures

In 2016, thanks to the generous investment and partnership of our supporters, more than one hundred Earthjustice attorneys pursued hundreds of legal cases on behalf of clients across the country. Take a look back at a few moments from Earthjustice’s work this year, from a community in Albany's South End to a Pacific island, from the halls of Capitol Hill to the court of law.

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