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March 4, 2021 | Letter

Chlorpyrifos Comment Letter (March 2021)

One hundred farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations led by Earthjustice submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the Biden administration to ban chlorpyrifos. In December, Trump’s EPA proposed that 11 food uses of the neurotoxic pesticide continue, prolonging harmful exposure to children, farmworkers, and endangered species.

February 18, 2021 | Letter

Letter: Ironbound Community Corporation, Earthjustice, and the Vermont Law School Environmental Advocacy Clinic request to Newark Central Planning Board

On behalf of the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), Earthjustice and the Vermont Law School Environmental Advocacy Clinic request that the Newark Central Planning Board withhold approval of the application for planning permission submitted by Aries Newark LLC for the proposed sewage gasification facility at 400 Doremus Avenue because Aries’s application fails to address significant community and environmental concerns.

February 15, 2021 | In the News: Northwest Indiana Times

EPA Conducting Five-year Review of Superfund Site in East Chicago

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: "The USS Lead Site is a case study in environmental racism. Governmental officials knew about the lead and arsenic contamination for decades but failed to act, and the low-income, Black and Latinx residents suffered grave harm as a result. President Biden has issued executive orders calling on all federal agencies to promote environmental justice and 'hold polluters accountable.'"

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