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August 28, 2019 | In the News: Desert Sun

Newsom Withdraws Nomination Of Former Exxon Staffer To Air Pollution Post

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: “We aren’t lacking for industry influence on the air district board. We ask the governor to appoint a person with the public health or air quality expertise needed to finally place our lungs and public health first and foremost.”

August 23, 2019 | Legal Document

Court Ruling: Smog Standard Too Weak To Protect Forests

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that the current national ambient air quality standards for ozone are too weak to protect the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will now have to set standards that actually protect forests, as the Clean Air Act requires.

August 6, 2019 | In the News: Bloomberg Law

Largest Sources of Cancer-Causing Ethylene Oxide Go Unnoticed

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The facts are clear. Communities of color and low-income earners in Louisiana, Texas, West Virginia, and other parts of Illinois are facing the same or greater threats of cancer as are the people in Willowbrook, Illinois. EPA has to strengthen protections against toxic chemicals in these communities. These communities are calling on EPA to do its job.”

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