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February 15, 2021 | In the News: Northwest Indiana Times

EPA Conducting Five-year Review of Superfund Site in East Chicago

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: "The USS Lead Site is a case study in environmental racism. Governmental officials knew about the lead and arsenic contamination for decades but failed to act, and the low-income, Black and Latinx residents suffered grave harm as a result. President Biden has issued executive orders calling on all federal agencies to promote environmental justice and 'hold polluters accountable.'"

January 15, 2021 | Legal Document

Petition for Review - Newburgh Clean Water Project et al v US EPA

A coalition of civil rights and environmental groups represented by Earthjustice sued the EPA for failing to protect children’s health and the safety of the drinking water of millions of people. The lawsuit comes as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final — but flawed —Lead and Copper Rule Revisions in the Federal Register.

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