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Aerial view of the smelting complex in the city of La Oroya, Peru in 2022. La Oroya is one of the most polluted localities on the planet. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP via Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory June 20, 2024

La Oroya vs. Per煤: Precedente Hist贸rico Sobre Derechos Humanos y el Medio Ambiente

La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos estableci贸 un precedente importante para la fiscalizaci贸n de la contaminaci贸n industrial por parte de los Estados.

Aerial view of the smelting complex in the city of La Oroya, Peru in 2022. La Oroya is one of the most polluted localities on the planet. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP via Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory June 20, 2024

La Oroya v. Peru: Historic Precedent on Human Rights and the Environment

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights set an important precedent for state oversight of industrial pollution.

Lead poisoning prevention advocates rally outside City Hall to protest a new City Council bill that shifts financial responsibility of replacing lead water service lines from the City to the property owner. (Nydia Guti茅rrez / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 18, 2024

NYC Proposes Bill to Shift Cost of Lead Pipe Replacement to Property Owners

Advocates for responsible lead pipe replacement speak out against 鈥淩otten鈥 Bill

The Denka Performance Elastomer manufacturing plant in Reserve, Louisiana, on March 18, 2022. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 13, 2024

Environmental Advocates Join Court Case in Defense of EPA Action to Reduce Cancer-Causing Air Pollution

Denka, a synthetic rubber maker whose pollution has wreaked havoc on nearby communities’ health, is trying to block an EPA rule setting pollution limits

A honey bee alights on a cherry blossom in Stockton, California. Bees and other insects face a global extinction crisis.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory June 11, 2024

1.1 Million Acres in California Protected from Dangerous 鈥楴eonic鈥 Insecticides

Regulations prohibiting the use of neonicotinoid insecticides on state lands managed by the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife will protect birds, bees, and other pollinators

In the News: Westword June 6, 2024

Environmental Groups File Notice to Sue Suncor Oil Refinery

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: 鈥淭he reason that we felt compelled to go in this direction is Suncor鈥檚 chronic history of exceeding the limits in its air permit.鈥

In the News: ABC Denver7 June 5, 2024

Suncor faces lawsuit by environmental groups over repeated air pollution violations

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: 鈥淭he Clean Air Act allows the most affected people to step in when the government either can’t or won’t enforce the laws sufficiently.鈥

In the News: Colorado Sun June 5, 2024

Nearly 10,000 Suncor air pollution violations in 5 years could lead to citizen lawsuit, groups warn

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: 鈥淲hatever the state is doing has not stopped Suncor from continuing its same history of these chronic exceedances. What enforcement is supposed to be about is bringing sources into compliance and deterring future violations, and what the state has done thus far clearly hasn鈥檛 been sufficient.鈥

In the News: The New York Times June 5, 2024

E.P.A. Moves to Limit Toxic Chemical Used in Hundreds of Products

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program: 鈥淵ou have this chemical that is causing severe health risks to workers, consumers and surrounding communities and those risks have not been adequately regulated under any other law.鈥

In the News: Detroit Metro Times May 22, 2024

DTE Energy added to federal lawsuit over excessive pollution emissions on Zug Island

Mary Rock, Attorney, Midwest Office: 鈥淎t DTE鈥檚 direction, EES Coke sought the removal of pollution limits that allowed the facility to burn more coke oven gas and emit sulfur dioxide pollution.鈥

In the News: WESA May 22, 2024

New EPA rules could force emissions limits, monitoring at Clairton Coke Works

Adrienne Lee, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: 鈥淭hey are very harmful to human health in small quantities, and they don鈥檛 necessarily travel very far, but they have a big impact on communities living right near to a given facility.鈥

North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming鈥檚 Powder River Basin. (EcoFlight)
Update May 21, 2024

Coal Mining Winding Down in the Nation鈥檚 Largest Coal-Producing Region

The Biden administration announced that it will end coal leasing in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, keeping billions of tons of highly polluting coal in the ground.

(Yipeng Ge / Getty Images)
feature May 14, 2024

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they鈥檙e harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them

Press Release: Victory May 9, 2024

New EPA Rule Will Cut Highly Toxic Lead Pollution from Copper Smelters

The overdue standards will reduce lead and arsenic emissions released by copper smelters

In the News: Washington Post April 30, 2024

EPA bans most uses of toxic paint stripper tied to dozens of deaths

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program: 鈥淭he rule allows more than 50 percent of current methylene chloride production and use to continue, subject only to workplace exposure limits that EPA lacks the resources to enforce and that do nothing for the communities where methylene chloride is released.鈥

In the News: Los Angeles Times April 30, 2024

This SoCal hazardous waste facility could get a new permit despite past violations

Byron Chan, Attorney, Community Partnerships Program: 鈥淵ou鈥檒l see a pattern of violating the law, paying a penalty, and then violating the law again.鈥

A child fills a drinking glass with water from the faucet. (Cavan Images)
Press Release April 30, 2024

La EPA Propone Prohibir Pesticida T贸xico en Alimentos por Preocupaciones sobre el Agua Potable

El acefato ha sido vinculado a bajo coeficiente intelectual, trastornos de atenci贸n y autismo

A child fills a drinking glass with water from the faucet. (Cavan Images)
Press Release April 30, 2024

EPA Proposes Banning Toxic Food Pesticide Over Drinking Water Concerns

Acephate has been linked to low IQ, attention deficit disorders, and autism鈥