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feature April 9, 2024

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment. There are no safe uses for chlorpyrifos.

A farmworker harvesting strawberries in Salinas, about 20 miles from the Pajaro Valley. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 4, 2024

Teachers, Community Groups, and Farmworkers File Lawsuit Challenging Toxic Pesticide Approvals Near Public Schools in Monterey County

Regulators are failing to protect children from repeat exposure to the most dangerous pesticides

Una pila de cenizas de carb贸n, aproximadamente de una altura de cinco pisos, se encuentra junto a la central el茅ctrica AES-PR en la ciudad sure帽a de Guayama, Puerto Rico. (Mabette Col贸n)
feature April 16, 2024

Cenizas de Carb贸n T贸xicas en Puerto Rico: El Peligroso Legado de la Planta de Carb贸n de AES-PR

Applied Energy Services contin煤a contaminando el aire, el suelo y el agua en Puerto Rico con cenizas de carb贸n t贸xicas.

In the News: Los Angeles Times April 12, 2024

鈥業t鈥檚 environmental racism鈥: Monterey County sued over farm chemicals near mostly Latino schools

Greg Loarie, Attorney, California Office: 鈥淧arents and teachers certainly have a right to know when toxic pesticides are being sprayed right next to their schools, and this process needs to be public and needs to be meaningful. What we really want, at the end of the day, is we want the poisoning to stop. We…

A brown pelican covered in oil sits on the Louisiana coast in June 2010. Oil from the <em>Deepwater Horizon</em> has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (Charlie Riedel / AP)
Press Release April 18, 2024

Gulf and Environmental Groups React to Congressional Letter Calling on Interior Department to End Rubber Stamping of Offshore Oil Drilling Projects

Letter comes on eve of the 14th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill

After years of inaction by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed long-overdue limits on six PFAS in drinking water. (Getty Images)
feature April 19, 2024

Inside EPA鈥檚 Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

In the News: The New York Times April 10, 2024

An Oil Company Is Trespassing on Tribal Land in Wisconsin, Justice Dept. Says

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office: 鈥淭he courts passed the mic to the U.S., and the U.S. handed the mic right back to the courts.鈥

In the News: Missoulian April 10, 2024

William Walks Along, Northern Cheyenne tribal leader, mentor and advocate dies at 64

Jenny Harbine, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office: 鈥淚n law, you always act in partnership with the clients you鈥檙e working with. With William, it was really a question of following his lead. Following the tribe鈥檚 lead. He taught us the value of respecting the leadership of people who have been the fiercest advocates and a moral…

In the News: The Athens News April 2, 2024

Athens County residents receive update on K&H injection wells

James Yskamp, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program: 鈥淥hio has injection laws because we take our neighboring states鈥 waste, we take on most of Pennsylvania鈥檚 waste and a lot of West Virginia鈥檚.鈥

(Yipeng Ge / Getty Images)
feature April 10, 2024

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

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

Organophosphates are acutely toxic and associated with neurodevelopmental harms in children
(Austin Valley / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release September 20, 2023

Voices Across the U.S. Demand Ban on Brain-Harming Pesticide by Any Means Necessary

Advocates praise bill introduction in Congress and urge EPA for a full ban

In the News: Gillette News Record March 28, 2024

Court rules against BLM on oil and gas lease sales

Alexandra Schluntz, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: 鈥淭he Bureau of Land Management can鈥檛 just say, 鈥楧on鈥檛 worry, we鈥檒l fix it at a later stage.鈥 Not when there鈥檚 evidence in the record that shows they haven鈥檛 been fixing it.鈥

In the News: CNN March 28, 2024

Biden administration strengthens Endangered Species Act protections weakened under Trump

Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation for Lands, and Wildlife, Oceans: 鈥淭here鈥檚 a climate crisis and there鈥檚 also a biodiversity crisis. I think a lot of people think the climate crisis is the main driver of the biodiversity crisis 鈥 that鈥檚 not true. It鈥檚 habitat destruction.鈥

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 December 13, 2023

Federal Appeals Court Rules Use of Antibiotic as Citrus Pesticide Is Unlawful, Vacates EPA Approval

The decision protects the health of farmworkers who would otherwise face heightened risk of antibiotic-resistant infections, pollinators, and imperiled species

feature August 4, 2021

Organophosphate Pesticides in the United States

Find out what foods have high residues of these pesticide, where they are used, and how we are exposed.

feature August 3, 2021

Naled in the United States: Harmful Health Effects and Widespread Use

Naled is one of the most dangerous, widely used organophosphate pesticides that still remain in use in the United States.

feature August 4, 2021

Dichlorvos in the United States: Harmful Health Effects and Widespread Use

Dichlorvos is one of the most dangerous, widely used organophosphate pesticides that still remain in use in the United States.

feature August 4, 2021

Dicrotophos in the United States: Harmful Health Effects and Widespread Use

Dicrotophos is one of the most dangerous, widely used organophosphate pesticides that still remain in use in the United States.