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August 15, 2017 | In the News: Associated Press

EPA To Rewrite Coal Plant Pollution Rules

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Power plants are by far the largest offenders when it comes to dumping deadly toxics into our lakes and rivers. It's hard to believe that our government officials right now are so beholden to big business that they are willing to let power plants continue to dump lead, mercury, chromium and other dangerous chemicals into our water supply."

August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Comments on Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007 (82 Fed. Reg. 28827)

On behalf of the 46 undersigned organizations, these comments are submitted on the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007, 82 Fed. Reg. 28,827. While we firmly disagree with the need for and intent of such a review, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Review. These comments pertain specifically to the four California National Marine Sanctuary expansions that are included in the Review pursuant to EO 13795: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

August 14, 2017 | Case

Defending Crucial Chemical Safety Rules

Earthjustice has brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.

August 14, 2017 | Legal Document

Petition for Review: Risk Evaluation Rule

Earthjustice—on behalf of organizations representing consumers, people from low-income communities of color, Alaska Natives, parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, workers, and scientists—has brought two suits against the Trump Administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food. Specifically, the lawsuits challenge two EPA regulations that set ground rules for how EPA will prioritize chemicals for safety review and then evaluate the risks of those chemicals under the recently updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

August 14, 2017 | Legal Document

Petition for Review: Prioritization Rule

Earthjustice—on behalf of organizations representing consumers, people from low-income communities of color, Alaska Natives, parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, workers, and scientists—has brought two suits against the Trump Administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food. Specifically, the lawsuits challenge two EPA regulations that set ground rules for how EPA will prioritize chemicals for safety review and then evaluate the risks of those chemicals under the recently updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

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