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March 2, 2019 | In the News: Truthout

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

Adrienne Bloch, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “The ethylene oxide emissions will cause ambient levels of ethylene oxide that are 246 times that which EPA has found can cause cancer. Formosa and the state must ensure that this kind of harm to public health will not occur.”

February 19, 2019 | Legal Document

Methylene Chloride

Latino workers and environmental organizations, represented by Earthjustice and the Natural Resources Defense Council, sue the Trump administration over its failure to ban the commercial and consumer use of methylene chloride, a highly lethal chemical in paint strippers. More than 50 people have already died from exposure to methylene chloride paint strippers.

February 12, 2019 | Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Toxic Cages

A one-page summary of Earthjustice's report, "Toxic Cages: Toxic Contaminants At Goodfellow Air Force Base Put Children’s Health At Risk."

February 6, 2019 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos Rehearing Ruling

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules health and labor organizations will have to argue, again, in court that chlorpyrifos, a brain-damaging pesticide, must be banned from all food use. The decision comes four months after Andrew Wheeler’s Environmental Protection Agency asked the court to rehear the case.

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