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July 8, 2019 | In the News: Patch

Essex County Trash Incinerator Unfairly Burdens Poor, Critics Say

Jonathan Smith, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “Right now, the facility is operating under pollution standards that are over 20-years-old. The incinerator emits more lead into air than any other incinerator in the country, and is one of the top lead emitters in New Jersey for all types of facilities.”

May 26, 2019 | In the News: The Denver Post

Suncor’s Hydrogen-Cyanide Emissions Exceeded Permit Last Year; Colorado Now Weighing Refinery’s Request To Increase Limit

Joel Minor, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “It’s alarming that Suncor is emitting hydrogen cyanide above its permitted level, because the refinery is located next to predominantly Latino communities in north Denver and Commerce City that already suffer negative health outcomes because they bear a disproportionate burden of pollution from numerous sources.”

May 8, 2019 | Feature

Cancer Alley Rises Up

An overburdened community unites against Big Oil’s next big play.

April 15, 2019 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Sue Trump’s EPA for Coke Oven Cancer Pollution

Earthjustice, on behalf of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, Gasp, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Sierra Club, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for improperly regulating coke ovens — producers of known carcinogens — thus failing to protect communities throughout the country. Over a decade ago, EPA found that carcinogenic emissions from coke ovens destroy air quality and cause devastating health complications, yet plaintiffs in the case argue the agency failed to act to protect nearby communities from this threat.

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