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October 25, 2018 | In the News: The Intercept

EPA Continues to Approve Toxic PFAS Chemicals Despite Widespread Contamination

Eve Gartner, Attorney, Northeast Office: “The statute only allows EPA to allow chemicals to bypass the usual approval process if EPA is confident that the chemical will not present unreasonable risk of injury. But there’s no way EPA can make that determination for a PFAS chemical since it’s been known since 2006 or earlier that at least some of the chemicals in this class pose very serious health harms.”

September 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Comments on PFAS National Leadership Summit and Engagement, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0270

Earthjustice submits these comments on behalf of the undersigned organizations and individuals in response to EPA’s request for information from the public for the purpose of “informing specific near-term actions, beyond those already underway, that are needed to address challenges caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) currently facing states and local communities.”

May 10, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Taking on Toxics

Earthjustice attorneys and policy staff discuss recent victories and the fights ahead to keep dangerous chemicals out of our homes and environment.

December 27, 2017 | In the News: New York Times

Appeals Court Orders E.P.A. to Update Lead Paint Rules, Quickly

Eve C. Gartner, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is going to protect the brains of thousands of children across the country. It’s going to mean that children that otherwise would have developed very elevated blood lead levels will be protected from the damage associated with that, assuming E.P.A. follows the court order.”

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