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January 21, 2004 | Case

Pesticide Protection for Farmworkers

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing the continued use of azinphos-methyl and phosmet, two highly dangerous agricultural chemicals that attack human nervous systems and can cause death. Earthjustice represents farmworkers and others to halt the use of the chemicals. In April 2005, the United States Supreme Court upheld the right of people to sue pesticide maufacturers to compensate for injuries caused by toxic pesticides. Earthjustice Managing Attorney Patti Goldman was the chief author of the friend of the court brief.

January 5, 2004 | Case

Anacostia Pollutant Discharges Challenged

The Anacostia River in the nation's capital is badly polluted by raw sewage and stormwater. A lawsuit challenges inadequate pollution limits for the river.

December 31, 2003 | Case

Pesticide Protection for Children

The 1996 Food Quality and Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to take special steps to protect children—including the children of farmworkers—from agricultural chemicals. The agency has failed to do so. Earthjustice is in court to make EPA do its job.

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