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Press Release April 1, 2010

On Cesar Chavez Day, Farmworker & Health Advocates Petition U.S. EPA to Cancel Carcinogenic Pesticide

California’s thorough scientific evaluation presents strong case for reconsidering Bush-era approval of highly toxic pesticide

Press Release March 21, 2012

Cancer-Causing Methyl Iodide Pulled

Manufacturer pulls fumigant pesticide off U.S. market, California officials urged to support safe transitions for strawberry farmers

Methyl iodide is a highly toxic pesticide and known carcinogen that’s used primarily in strawberry fields.
case: Victory January 12, 2011

Challenging Methyl Iodide’s Approval

Earthjustice worked at both the state and federal level to force methyl iodide, a highly toxic chemical, off the market. On the federal side, Earthjustice assisted a broad coalition of organizations, including Pesticide Action Network of North America, Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Pesticide Watch, in petitioning EPA to cancel its registrations of methyl iodide.…

Press Release January 5, 2011

Coalition Sues California Over Approval of Cancer-Causing Strawberry Pesticide

52,000 comments submitted urging Governor Brown to reverse decision

Press Release: Victory November 21, 2012

Maker of Cancer-Causing Methyl Iodide Pulls Federal Registration

In 2010, Earthjustice pushed the EPA to ban methyl iodide. Finally, after two years of litigation and intense public pressure, the manufacturer pulled its cancer-causing fumigant off the market.

Press Release March 22, 2011

As Embattled CA Pesticide Chief Steps Down, Feds Consider Petition to Ban Cancer-Causing Pesticide

Public comment sought on Bush-era approval of controversial strawberry pesticide

Press Release August 25, 2011

"Smoking Gun" Documents Show Science Ignored in Approval of Cancer-Causing Strawberry Pesticide

Documents from court case detail political interference in decision to approve chemical

Article February 16, 2012

Monterey County Says No To Methyl Iodide

California counties ban methyl iodide as the state awaits court’s decision

Document March 31, 2010

Methyl Iodide Suspension Petition

This petition, filed on behalf of a coalition of farmworker, environmental, and public health organizations asks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rescind the Bush administration era approval of the highly toxic fumigant pesticide methyl iodide.

page February 11, 2014

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About Our Team With 200 attorneys in 15 offices across the country, Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization, working at the federal, state, and local levels. Meet our Board of Trustees and the Earthjustice Council, and see bar admissions for our attorneys. Our team also includes legal and research analysts, policy and…

From the Experts August 19, 2021

NOAA Just Named 31 Nations That Engage in Illegal or Unregulated Fishing. Here’s Why That’s a Step in the Right Direction.

This new approach will help the agency protect marine biodiversity.

From the Experts June 8, 2021

Why the Ocean Needs the Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor Prevention Act

Sharks are crucial for a healthy ocean, but overfishing is killing them. This bill takes a step in the right direction.

Article March 21, 2012

Big Victory For Strawberry Lovers

Earthjustice lawsuit pressures agro-chemical company to pull the plug on toxic fumigant methyl iodide

feature August 4, 2021

Chlorpyrifos-methyl in the United States: Harmful Health Effects and Widespread Use

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

page January 4, 2010

Request for Legal Assistance

Earthjustice handles legal matters that involve environmental laws or environmental issues and that have the potential to generate results that align with our mission.

Press Release June 14, 1997

Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund Changes Name to Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund

The Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund announced that it is changing its name to Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund.

Press Release April 30, 2010

California Proposal Would Approve Carcinogenic Pesticide For Use in State

Move comes just months after state-commissioned study warned of public health risks

Article July 22, 2010

Today, We Sue to Ban Highly Toxic Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is in same chemical family as Nazi nerve agents