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August 18, 2021 | Explainer

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.

August 11, 2021 | In the News: The American Prospect

New York Dairy Farms Skirt Clean Water Act Requirements

Alexis Andiman, Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming Program: “The problem is the way it functions. In practice, you end up with situations where very few CAFOs — or zero, in this case — are willing to admit that they discharge. Everyone funnels into a less protective state program that really isn’t designed to regulate discharging facilities.”

July 16, 2021 | Legal Document

D.C. Circuit Court Ruling: EPA 2019 Renewable Fuels Standard

D.C. Circuit Court Decision: Earthjustice and clients Sierra Club, Healthy Gulf, and National Wildlife Federation filed a challenge with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging that it illegally approved expanded volume production of largely corn and soy based biofuels despite evidence that such production destroys habitat, degrades water quality, and increases harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are fueling the climate crisis.

June 21, 2021 | Legal Document

USDA: Comments on Supply Chains for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products

We urge USDA to prioritize projects that leverage private, federal, and local funding, produce the greatest public benefit, or create the greatest prioritization for supply chain projects that offer multiple health, economic, social, and environmental benefits. Additionally, we urge USDA to dedicate significant resources to ensuring that grants are accessible, flexible, and minimize barriers to participation.