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August 23, 2019 | Legal Document

Court Ruling: Smog Standard Too Weak To Protect Forests

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that the current national ambient air quality standards for ozone are too weak to protect the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will now have to set standards that actually protect forests, as the Clean Air Act requires.

August 13, 2019 | Legal Document

D.C. Bacterial Total Daily Limits Decision

The Clean Water Act and its implementing regulations create an intricate process in which States and the Environmental Protection Agency share responsibility for monitoring and limiting pollution in the nation’s navigable waters. As one part of that process, States must establish water quality standards for bodies of water within their borders.

August 6, 2019 | In the News: Bloomberg Law

Largest Sources of Cancer-Causing Ethylene Oxide Go Unnoticed

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The facts are clear. Communities of color and low-income earners in Louisiana, Texas, West Virginia, and other parts of Illinois are facing the same or greater threats of cancer as are the people in Willowbrook, Illinois. EPA has to strengthen protections against toxic chemicals in these communities. These communities are calling on EPA to do its job.”

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