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October 31, 2018 | Legal Document

Notice of Intent: Methylene Chloride

To Acting EPA administrator Wheeler — on behalf of the mothers of two young men who recently died from methylene chloride exposure, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and Vermont Public Interest Research Group — over the U.S. EPA’s failure to finalize a ban on the use of this lethal chemical in paint strippers.

October 30, 2018 | Legal Document

Aggregate Compliance Petition

Groups filed a petition with U.S. EPA asserting the agency has illegally allowed millions of acres of wildlife habitat to be converted to corn and soybean crops to satiate the U.S. biofuels policy under the Renewable Fuels Standard.

October 24, 2018 | Legal Document

Clean Air Act Deadline Enforcement: Court Order Directing U.S. EPA to Issue Findings

It is hereby ordered and declared that: Defendants Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Mike Stoker, Regional Administrator, Region 9, EPA, are in violation of the Clean Air Act with regard to their mandatory, nondiscretionary duty under 42 U.S.C. § 7410(k)(1)(B) to make findings that the State of California has failed to submit for the San Joaquin Valley three overdue nonattainment state implementation plans addressing nonattainment of the 1997, 2006, and 2012 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5).

October 15, 2018 | Feature

The Impacts Of The Ash

As we fight the Trump administration’s attempts to weaken protections for our air and water, Americans explain how coal ash contaminates our lives.

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