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The Latest On: Toxics

January 31, 2022 | Explainer

Danger in the Air

Earthjustice is defending the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards — a rule that saves up to 11,000 people from early deaths each year.

January 26, 2022 | In the News: The Guam Daily Post

Prutehi Litekyan files federal lawsuit against Air Force

David Henkin, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Earthjustice: “The whole point of the National Environmental Policy Act is to force federal agencies like the Air Force to consider the harm their proposed projects would inflict and to look at better ways to get the job done before they make a decision to proceed.”

January 26, 2022 | In the News: The Hill

EPA moves to reject industry request to change assessment of risks posed by carcinogen

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: "Whether EPA will follow today’s action reaffirming the best available science by requiring fenceline air monitoring at these chemical facilities, petrochemical complexes and other facilities like sterilizers is still an open question, and whether it does this will be part of the ultimate test of the agency’s commitment to fenceline communities’ health and well-being."

January 24, 2022 | Legal Document

MTC Imperial Detention Center Complaint

Nine immigrants in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention at the privately-owned Imperial Regional Detention Facility, filed a civil rights complaint with federal agencies in response to unsafe living conditions due to hazardous air, dust, mold, and drinking water contamination.