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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

In the News: Los Angeles Times April 12, 2024

‘It’s environmental racism’: Monterey County sued over farm chemicals near mostly Latino schools

Greg Loarie, Attorney, California Office: “Parents 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…

Una pila de cenizas de carbón, aproximadamente de una altura de cinco pisos, se encuentra junto a la central eléctrica AES-PR en la ciudad sureña de Guayama, Puerto Rico. (Mabette Colón)
feature April 16, 2024

Cenizas de Carbón Tóxicas en Puerto Rico: El Peligroso Legado de la Planta de Carbón de AES-PR

Applied Energy Services continúa contaminando el aire, el suelo y el agua en Puerto Rico con cenizas de carbón tóxicas.

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’s 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: “The courts passed the mic to the U.S., and the U.S. handed the mic right back to the courts.”

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: “In law, you always act in partnership with the clients you’re working with. With William, it was really a question of following his lead. Following the tribe’s 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: “Ohio has injection laws because we take our neighboring states’ waste, we take on most of Pennsylvania’s waste and a lot of West Virginia’s.”

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

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re 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: “The Bureau of Land Management can’t just say, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll fix it at a later stage.’ Not when there’s evidence in the record that shows they haven’t been fixing it.”

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: “There’s a climate crisis and there’s also a biodiversity crisis. I think a lot of people think the climate crisis is the main driver of the biodiversity crisis — that’s not true. It’s habitat destruction.”

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.

feature August 4, 2021

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

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