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September 4, 2020 | In the News: Grist

New York’s Plastic Bag Ban has Survived the Pandemic

Victoria Bogdan Tejeda, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “We see the use of plastic bags as a climate change and community health problem. [Thicker plastic bags were] not what the legislature intended…. It wanted to end the use of plastic bags, full stop.”

August 31, 2020 | In the News: Independent

Lt. General Who Led Katrina Evacuations Warns Of Pollution Risk From Climate-Driven Extreme Weather Following Hurricane Laura

Michael Brown, Attorney, Fossil Fuel Program, Earthjustice: “Since [Hurricane] Harvey, the petrochemical and oil and gas industry have had a massive build-out plan for the Gulf Coast. They’ve been adding more infrastructure, including in Lake Charles, intending that these plants will exist for 30-50 years without addressing the increasing climate risk they are going to be facing from storms like we saw this week.”

August 24, 2020 | In the News: Chemical & Engineering News

The Rise of Environmental Justice

Jill Tauber, VP of Litigation for Climate & Energy, Earthjustice: “Environmental groups have had to look within and wrestle with the ways we have functioned within and contributed to the grave injustices and inequities of structural racism.”