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July 7, 2021 | Report

Preventing Double Disasters: How the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can protect the public from hazardous chemical releases worsened by natural disasters

The Center for Progressive Reform, Earthjustice, and the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a joint call for reform in the new policy brief, released one day before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency holds a virtual public listening session on preventing industrial chemical disasters in which the agency has requested information on climate risks and resilience.

June 30, 2021 | In the News: The Intercept

The Department of Yes: How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA and Poisoned America

Patti Goldman, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “If EPA finds risk, it will look at benefits to growers. ... You get to the end, and EPA says the company is willing to use a little less, or use it a little less often, or they’ll put a little bit of a buffer around schools, or require some protective clothing, and then they’ll just say we find the risk is less than the benefits. It’s unprincipled.”

June 23, 2021 | Case

Hazards at Migrant Detention Facilities

In a series of legal actions, Earthjustice has sought information on multiple migrant detention facilities — including environmental reviews of sites and analysis of the health and safety impacts on those in detention — to ensure the health of those in custody.

June 22, 2021 | In the News: The Hill

EPA to review part of cancer-linked chemical regulation after industry request

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “The science shows that communities are facing unacceptable threats of cancer and other diseases from these chemical plants’ pollution. The critical question for EPA to answer in the process is what will it do to finally and truly help communities still facing this injustice?”

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