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August 1, 2019 | Legal Document

Complaint: Lead Dust Standards

Community organizations sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency for failing to establish protective lead hazard standards for older housing and child-occupied facilities, such as schools and daycares. The lead hazard standards updated in June 2019 determine whether lead in homes, child-care facilities, and surrounding soil poses a risk. But the standards the Trump administration unveiled are too lax to protect families. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of A Community Voice, California Communities Against Toxics, Healthy Homes Collaborative, New Jersey Citizen Action, New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, the Sierra Club, and United Parents Against Lead.

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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