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October 8, 2019 | Legal Document

Joint comments filed urging EPA to prohibit commercialization of 3 new PFAS chemicals

Our organizations include community groups in areas affected by PFAS contamination, a national coalition of impacted communities, and local and national organizations advocating for strengthened protections against the risks posed by existing and new PFAS chemicals. The three premanufacture notices (“PMNs”) are merely the latest examples of new PFAS submitted for EPA approval without the studies and data required to evaluate their effects on human health and the environment and therefore without the information needed to support a determination that they are unlikely to pose an unreasonable risk.

October 1, 2019 | Legal Document

Close-Out Rule Judgement

These consolidated cases involve a challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency regulation known as the Close-Out Rule. The rule addresses the obligation of upwind states to reduce their contribution of ozone precursors to downwind states, which must attain an ozone pollution standard by certain statutory deadlines.

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.”

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