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The Latest On: Toxics

January 10, 2023 | Press Release

Earthjustice Statement: 2023 New York State of the State

Governor Hochul renews pledge for all-electric new construction, transition into zero-emissions future, highlighted investment in water infrastructure, and protections for impacted communities

December 14, 2022 | Legal Document

EtO Complaint

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over EPA’s failure to take legally required action to protect the public from harmful carcinogenic air emissions from ethylene oxide sterilization facilities. The Clean Air Act directs the EPA to review its ethylene oxide standards every eight years, but the agency has repeatedly missed this deadline; first in 2014 and again in April 2022. Now we are suing on behalf of environmental and health groups to compel EPA to finally act and protect vulnerable communities across the country.