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January 21, 2022 | Fact Sheet

Last-Mile Coalition Fact Sheet

Frontline environmental justice communities across NYC faced with the impacts of giant last-mile trucking facilities have come together to work collaboratively with partners & allies to develop a citywide initiative to pass a Zoning Resolution Text Amendment for a Special Permit.

January 20, 2022 | Legal Document

Title VI Complaint, LDEQ, LDH

Earthjustice and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on behalf of Concerned Citizens of St. John and the Sierra Club, submitted a complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Louisiana Department of Health for violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Black residents of St. John the Baptist Parish have been subjected to disproportionate air pollution and extremely high cancer risk caused by various manufacturing facilities, including the Denka neoprene production plant. These agencies have failed to control hazardous air pollution and mitigate its harm.

January 20, 2022 | Legal Document

PFAS TRI Loopholes

Three national advocacy organizations represented by Earthjustice, sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court, to force the agency to close illegal loopholes that let chemical plants and military bases across the United States avoid disclosing their PFAS emissions into the environment during manufacturing or use of these cancer-causing chemicals