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August 1, 2019 | Legal Document

Complaint: Lead Dust Standards

Community organizations sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency for failing to establish protective lead hazard standards for older housing and child-occupied facilities, such as schools and daycares. The lead hazard standards updated in June 2019 determine whether lead in homes, child-care facilities, and surrounding soil poses a risk. But the standards the Trump administration unveiled are too lax to protect families. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of A Community Voice, California Communities Against Toxics, Healthy Homes Collaborative, New Jersey Citizen Action, New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, the Sierra Club, and United Parents Against Lead.

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.”

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