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November 16, 2018 | Blog Post

A Just Way to Put Food on the Table

From banning toxic nerve agent pesticides to protecting our farmworkers, Earthjustice remains committed to remaking our food system into one that nourishes and sustains life for all of us.

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 25, 2018 | In the News: The Intercept

EPA Continues to Approve Toxic PFAS Chemicals Despite Widespread Contamination

Eve Gartner, Attorney, Northeast Office: “The statute only allows EPA to allow chemicals to bypass the usual approval process if EPA is confident that the chemical will not present unreasonable risk of injury. But there’s no way EPA can make that determination for a PFAS chemical since it’s been known since 2006 or earlier that at least some of the chemicals in this class pose very serious health harms.”

October 22, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Meet Abigail Dillen

New President Abigail Dillen discusses her vision for Earthjustice’s future as the organization battles the assault on environmental safeguards and pushes for a rapid shift to 100% clean energy.

September 24, 2018 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos: Petition for Rehearing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asks the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case in which it decided that the EPA must ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days.

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