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October 19, 2021 | Explainer

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them.

October 13, 2021 | In the News: Grist

California’s dirty little secret: Oil wells in the backyard

Colin O’Brien, deputy managing attorney for Earthjustice’s California Regional Office, on California’s regulatory body for oil and gas, the Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) and the possible inclusion of oil and gas setbacks in their updated public health and safety rules: “The name has changed, and they have a mandate now to protect health and safety. This forthcoming rule on setbacks will demonstrate whether they take that mandate seriously.”