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October 7, 2019 | In the News: Circle of Blue

What’s Up With Water

David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “We represent Maui County residents who are eager to see their county government focus its time, energy, and money on fixing the environmental problems that were the genesis of the lawsuit. They would rather not see their government lead the charge to weaken the Clean Water Act.”

September 30, 2019 | In the News: BNN Bloomberg

Trump Isn’t Wrong About California’s Smog. But He’s Not Helping

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “California needs to do more, and to meet clean air standards, we’re going to have to do everything. But the federal government has a large role to play here as well, and under the current administration, EPA has not been helping air quality — they’ve actually been hurting it.”

September 19, 2019 | In the News: Maui News

Maui County Council to Vote on Lawsuit Settlement

Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “The mayor says it will take time and money, and that’s exactly what the settlement will give the county. If the mayor is really serious about fixing the injection well problem, then let’s get to work together now, rather than working with the Trump administration to gut the Clean Water Act.”

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.”

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