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Take on Toxics

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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.

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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