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June 22, 2021 | In the News: The Hill

EPA to review part of cancer-linked chemical regulation after industry request

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “The science shows that communities are facing unacceptable threats of cancer and other diseases from these chemical plants’ pollution. The critical question for EPA to answer in the process is what will it do to finally and truly help communities still facing this injustice?”

June 16, 2021 | Case

Defending the Ohio River Valley from the Risks of Solution Mining Wells

A coalition of clean water advocates, represented by Earthjustice, successfully sued the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for issuing permits to build three solution mining wells without public notice or comment or preparing a draft permit, in violation with their own regulations for solution mining projects.

May 12, 2021 | In the News: The Big Easy Magazine

Formosa Plastics’ Land-Use Approval in St. James is “Already Null and Void”

Corinne Van Dalen, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program, Earthjustice: “It’s a big deal because ethylene oxide is a potent carcinogen. It is 400 times more potent than benzene…While the rest of the country is figuring out how to deal with ethylene oxide and there aren’t that many places in the country that have these sources that emit it…Meanwhile, the state of Louisiana is allowing what would be possibly the biggest new source or biggest source in the country of ethylene oxide to be built one mile from an elementary school.”

April 20, 2021 | Case

Kalama Methanol Refinery

Fracked gas refinery and export terminal would have significant climate impact

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