The Latest On: Healthy Communities
Minnesota’s $850 million settlement plans to address 3M ‘forever chemicals’ hit resistance in east metro
Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice: "It's a logistical nightmare."
Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “EPA is lowering the bar to allow a state, for the first time, to run the federal wetlands program without meeting federal standards. Developers have called this the ‘holy grail’ because it would make it easier, faster and cheaper for them to get permits for big projects with less oversight and accountability for environmental impacts.”
Yasmine Agelidis, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “The pandemic has created this boom in retail that’s just made it a lot worse, and this impact is particularly felt by black and brown communities who are also being hit the hardest by COVID-19. This case — it’s fundamentally about human health, and it’s really about protecting people in a part of the country that has literally the worst air quality in the nation.”