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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.”

June 7, 2017 | Legal Document

Calorie Labeling Challenge Complaint

Plaintiffs Center for Science in the Public Interest and National Consumers League challenge a rule issued by Defendants Dr. Tom Price, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which delays the compliance deadline of a prior rule requiring chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments to disclose calorie contents and other health information for standard menu items.

May 22, 2017 | Case

Suing the FDA to Protect Food Safety

Consumer, health, and food safety groups are seeking to ensure food additives are found safe before being marketed to American consumers.

May 22, 2017 | Legal Document

Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief GRAS Rule Challenge

Plaintiffs Center for Food Safety, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Environmental Defense Fund, and Environmental Working Group (“Plaintiffs”) seek declaratory and injunctive relief with respect to a final rule promulgated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) entitled “Substances Generally Recognized as Safe,” 81 Fed. Reg. 54,960 (Aug. 17, 2016) (“final rule” or “GRAS Rule”).