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June 4, 2019 | In the News: Hawaii News Now

State, EPA Reach Agreement On How To Implement Law Aimed At Regulating Pesticide Use

Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “A lot of the major spraying operations were occurring right next to Native Hawaiian communities, include Hawaiian homestead residences on Molokai and West Kauai. It’s very important that the EPA takes a really close look at the Department of Agriculture’s practices to make sure there are no discriminatory impacts to Native Hawaiian communities.”

May 7, 2019 | Legal Document

2008 NAAQS Ozone Bump-ups Deadline Lawsuit

All areas of the country are legally entitled to healthy, clean air. Not all areas have it. Plaintiffs Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club bring this action for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief to compel Defendant Andrew R. Wheeler, in his official capacity as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to carry out his overdue legal obligation to officially determine whether certain moderate nonattainment areas of the country attained or did not attain the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone by the statutory deadline, an action necessary to strengthen clean air protections so as to bring communities with unhealthy levels of ozone pollution into compliance with clean air standards by a new legal deadline.

April 26, 2019 | Reference

List of Plants Where Coal-Ash Contaminated Groundwater Exceeds Allowable State and/or Federal Limits

List of 135 plants in 29 states and Puerto Rico whose owners have posted notifications that the groundwater exceeds state and/or federal limits of contamination, without an alternate source demonstration, for one or more of the following toxic substances: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, Lithium, Molybdenum, Selenium, Thallium, and Radium 226 and 228 combined.

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