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Protecting People From Pesticides

The Latest On: Protecting People From Pesticides

September 21, 2016 | Report

Petition for Emergency and Ordinary Suspension of Chlorpyrifos Uses that Pose Unacceptable Risks to Workers and Petition to Cancel All Uses of Chlorpyrifos

On behalf of United Farm Workers, League of United Latin American Citizens, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Hispanic Medical Association, Farmworker Association of Florida, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Migrant Clinicians Network, Learning Disabilities Association of America, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, and GreenLatinos, we hereby file this combined petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency (―EPA‖) to suspend and cancel chlorpyrifos uses.

July 25, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief ADC NPDES

Defendant Agribusiness Development Corporation (“ADC”) has been violating, and continues to violate, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251–1388, by discharging polluted drainage waters from the Mānā Plain drainage canal system it owns, operates, and maintains, including but not limited to the canals, two pumping stations, and seven drainage ditch outfalls in West Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i.

April 22, 2016 | Video

How To Love Our Food

On the food we eat, how it gets to our plates, and what we can do to make our food production healthier for ourselves and for the planet. In conversation with Mark Bittman, Peter Lehner of Earthjustice, and Marcia DeLonge of Union of Concerned Scientists.

April 8, 2016 | Artículo

Breaking the Cycle: Moving from Chemicals to Cover Crops

Legal battles over pesticides are full of twists and turns, but we can make a better case for dropping them by ensuring farmers have better alternatives to harmful chemicals. (Spanish language version available.)

March 25, 2016 | Video

Growing Change

They told Jim Cochran no one cared about healthy food and healthy workers. He decided to prove them wrong. This is his story.

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