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October 12, 2021 | Letter

Petition: EPA Regulate Leaded Aviation Gasoline

The undersigned organizations hereby submit this updated petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make an endangerment finding under section 231 of the Clean Air Act that leaded aviation gasoline contributes to air pollution that harms public health and welfare.

October 12, 2021 | Letter

Joint EPA Letter: Leaded Aviation Gasoline

57 organizations and 146 medical professionals, professors, advocates, and other individuals submit letter in support of the October 12, 2021 updated petition, originally submitted on August 24, 2021, of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Center for Environmental Health, Friends of the Earth, Montgomery-Gibbs Environmental Coalition, and Oregon Aviation Watch, and by the County of Santa Clara, California and the Town of Middleton, Wisconsin, petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make an endangerment finding under section 231 of the Clean Air Act that leaded aviation gasoline contributes to air pollution that harms public health and welfare.

September 23, 2021 | Legal Document

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation et al vs US EPA - Paraquat Petition for Review

On September 24, 2021, farmworker groups, environmentalists, and health organizations represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving the continued use of the deadly pesticide paraquat, which has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease. Paraquat is currently banned in 32 countries, including member states of the European Union (where the chemical is manufactured and exported) and China. In July, EPA reapproved the pesticide’s registration for another 15 years.

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