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February 2, 2018 | Legal Document

Final Reply Brief Chemical Disaster Rule Delay

Final reply brief on behalf of a coalition of workers, scientists and community members near oil refineries and chemical facilities, to challenge the illegal delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule protections.

September 7, 2017 | In the News: International Business Times

Oil Companies Leaking Benzene Lobbied Against Pollution Rules

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Earthjustice: “After the comment period closed for the rule, the EPA created some specific exemptions that still allow unlimited releases of toxic pollution during certain time periods. Those exemptions are really relevant to what we're seeing now. It's likely that refineries will rely on calling this a force majeure incident to avoid sanction. Communities need more protection than just having refineries say this is a force majeure event and having the EPA rubber stamp that.”

September 5, 2017 | Blog Post

Vecindarios en Houston sufren alza en contaminación tras Huracán Harvey

Residentes de todo el estado de Texas y la región del Golfo siguen sintiendo los efectos devastadores del huracán Harvey, concentrando más de 50 pulgadas de lluvia en algunas zonas esta semana, desplazando a miles de personas y matando a un número aún por confirmar.

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