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October 13, 2020 | Legal Document

MON Petition for Review, RISE St. James v US EPA

Eleven community, scientist, environmental, and environmental justice groups represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a weak national emission rule for hundreds of chemical facilities whose pollution is linked to cancer. The Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing, or MON rule, regulates toxic emissions for about 200 chemical plants across the country. These plants emit over 7,400 tons a year of dangerous air pollutants, including at least 2,000 pounds of ethylene oxide, an aggressive carcinogen.

September 4, 2020 | In the News: Grist

New York’s Plastic Bag Ban has Survived the Pandemic

Victoria Bogdan Tejeda, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “We see the use of plastic bags as a climate change and community health problem. [Thicker plastic bags were] not what the legislature intended…. It wanted to end the use of plastic bags, full stop.”

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