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The Latest On: Toxics

December 17, 2021 | Legal Document

Puyallup Tribe Tacoma LNG Appeal

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe, petitions the Court for review of decisions rendered, and actions taken, by the Pollution Control Hearings Board of the State of Washington in the Tacoma Liquid Natural Gas matter.

December 15, 2021 | Legal Document

Flint Title VI complaint Ajax asphalt plant

Residents of Genesee County file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over the local approval of a polluting hot-mix asphalt plant.

December 7, 2021 | In the News: The Intercept

These Chemicals Disrupt the Sexual Development of Children — and They’re Everywhere

Katherine O’Brien, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice: “We are very concerned about how EPA is going to identify the fenceline communities and do a lawful and comprehensive risk evaluation without TRI data. The idea that the manufacturers can get in there by requesting a risk evaluation before EPA has the data that really we believe are necessary to support that is very troubling.”

December 7, 2021 | Legal Document

Phthalates Petition

Health advocates represented by Earthjustice sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in federal court to compel long overdue action on petitions the advocates filed in 2016 asking FDA to ban phthalates in food packaging and processing materials.