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July 20, 2015 | Feature

Map: Crude-by-Rail Across America

Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil into America's cities have dramatically increased, with explosive results. See a map of major crude oil train accidents since 2012—and the communities that are fighting back.

June 20, 2014 | Feature

Dryden: The Town That Changed The Fracking Game

When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, NY, with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry—and changed the fracking game forever. View the photo essay.

July 8, 2019 | In the News: Patch

Essex County Trash Incinerator Unfairly Burdens Poor, Critics Say

Jonathan Smith, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “Right now, the facility is operating under pollution standards that are over 20-years-old. The incinerator emits more lead into air than any other incinerator in the country, and is one of the top lead emitters in New Jersey for all types of facilities.”

April 22, 2019 | Legal Document

Petition for Review: Methylene Chloride Rule

Latino workers, environmental and public health advocates, and the mothers of two young men who died from methylene chloride exposure sued the Trump administration for excluding workers from a rule banning methylene chloride from use in paint strippers.

February 19, 2019 | Legal Document

Methylene Chloride

Latino workers and environmental organizations, represented by Earthjustice and the Natural Resources Defense Council, sue the Trump administration over its failure to ban the commercial and consumer use of methylene chloride, a highly lethal chemical in paint strippers. More than 50 people have already died from exposure to methylene chloride paint strippers.

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