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December 27, 2017 | In the News: New York Times

Appeals Court Orders E.P.A. to Update Lead Paint Rules, Quickly

Eve C. Gartner, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is going to protect the brains of thousands of children across the country. It’s going to mean that children that otherwise would have developed very elevated blood lead levels will be protected from the damage associated with that, assuming E.P.A. follows the court order.”

December 27, 2017 | Legal Document

9th Circuit Opinion in Dust Lead Hazard Standards Case

The panel granted a petition for writ of mandamus brought by environmental groups seeking to compel the United States Environmental Protection Agency to act upon a rulemaking petition it granted years ago concerning dust-lead hazard and lead-paint standards.

December 15, 2017 | Article

How a Polluter Is Capitalizing on Disaster in Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico and its residents reel in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Energy Answers, the company that has been trying unsuccessfully for a decade to construct a solid waste incinerator in Arecibo, has been hard at work capitalizing on the chaos of recovery to push its unpopular project through.