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October 9, 2020 | Feature

Toxic Legacy

After decades of pollution, a community faces unexpected — and unprecedented — opposition from the Department of Justice.

October 8, 2020 | In the News: Inside EPA

New Jersey Eyes 1,4-Dioxane Drinking Water Limit After New York Action

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice: "1,4-dioxane spreads throughout the country unnoticed and without awareness of its health effects, and we are now racing to make up for the lost time and trying to deal with the consequences of that. With robust and strong implementation of TSCA, maps like this shouldn't happen."

October 1, 2020 | Article

What Happens When a Hurricane Smashes Into Fossil Fuels?

When hurricanes hit our coasts, vulnerable fossil fuel plants threaten local communities, wildlife, and entire ecosystems with a “second storm” of toxic air, poisoned water, and chemical fires. Here‘s what needs to be done to reduce and eliminate the risks.

September 30, 2020 | In the News: Mic

How Might Amy Coney Barrett Rule on Environmental Issues?

Sambhav Sankar, Senior VP of Litigation for Programs, Earthjustice: "[Barrett's limited history] strongly suggests that she would be willing to reexamine the bedrock doctrines on which environmental law is based."