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January 11, 2021 | In the News: The Hill

White House intervened to weaken EPA guidance on 'forever chemicals'

Eve Gartner, Managing Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice: "It appears that OMB aggressively edited the guidance document to make it less protective of human health and the environment and to minimize the scope of a rule that’s intended to protect people from a very toxic class of chemicals."

December 29, 2020 | Legal Document

Rural & Migrant Ministry et al v EPA - TRO Decision

Plaintiffs move for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) and a preliminary injunction enjoining a regulation of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), scheduled to be implemented on December 29, 2020, from going into effect. Plaintiffs also move for a stay pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 705. For the following reasons, the TRO is granted and the Court will stay the effective date of the challenged rule, until January 12, 2021, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 705, pending a hearing on the application for a preliminary injunction.

December 16, 2020 | Legal Document

AEZ Complaint

Rural & Migrant Ministry et al. v US EPA, re: AEZ Rollbacks

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.

October 9, 2020 | Feature

Toxic Legacy

After decades of pollution, a community faces unexpected — and unprecedented — opposition from the Department of Justice.

October 8, 2020 | In the News: Inside EPA

New Jersey Eyes 1,4-Dioxane Drinking Water Limit After New York Action

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice: "1,4-dioxane spreads throughout the country unnoticed and without awareness of its health effects, and we are now racing to make up for the lost time and trying to deal with the consequences of that. With robust and strong implementation of TSCA, maps like this shouldn't happen."

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