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April 12, 2021 | In the News: Wired

Pandemic Lockdowns Did Cut Air Pollution — but With a Catch

Cyndhia Ramatchandirane, Staff Scientist, Fossil Fuels Program, Earthjustice: “The pandemic slowed some things down, but business as usual is still kind of happening. Facilities are still operating. Many communities, especially communities of color and low-income communities, continued to be impacted by emissions from fossil fuels and petrochemical facilities.”

October 13, 2020 | Legal Document

MON Petition for Review, RISE St. James v US EPA

Eleven community, scientist, environmental, and environmental justice groups represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a weak national emission rule for hundreds of chemical facilities whose pollution is linked to cancer. The Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing, or MON rule, regulates toxic emissions for about 200 chemical plants across the country. These plants emit over 7,400 tons a year of dangerous air pollutants, including at least 2,000 pounds of ethylene oxide, an aggressive carcinogen.

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