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January 7, 2020 | In the News: Gizmodo

These Toxic Chemicals Need to Be Banned in the Next 10 Years

Eve Gartner, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “I see an increasing awareness of the linkage between exposure to chemicals and serious health effects, but people don’t always have a choice in what they buy. And that’s why it’s important for governments to actually get the worst chemicals off the market.”

November 25, 2019 | Legal Document

Comments on Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0618. These comments respond to EPA’s stated “next steps” for review of PFAS in industrial discharges and its discussion of an alleged lack of information affecting those steps.

November 18, 2019 | Feature

Toxic Taps

The military is running away from its legacy of PFAS-contaminated water.

October 8, 2019 | Legal Document

Joint comments filed urging EPA to prohibit commercialization of 3 new PFAS chemicals

Our organizations include community groups in areas affected by PFAS contamination, a national coalition of impacted communities, and local and national organizations advocating for strengthened protections against the risks posed by existing and new PFAS chemicals. The three premanufacture notices (“PMNs”) are merely the latest examples of new PFAS submitted for EPA approval without the studies and data required to evaluate their effects on human health and the environment and therefore without the information needed to support a determination that they are unlikely to pose an unreasonable risk.

September 19, 2019 | In the News: The Intercept

EPA Allowed Companies to Make 40 New PFAS Chemicals Despite Serious Risks

Eve Gartner, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “EPA could have used its authority in a meaningful way to stem the tide of these chemicals into commerce, the environment and human bodies. And instead it has taken tiny baby steps that have really not been protective. This is a crisis that we will be dealing with for millennia.”