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March 19, 2021 | Legal Document

Petition for Review, DecaBDE Yurok Tribe et al.

On Friday, a diverse coalition advocating for stronger health protections from the toxic and persistent flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating a federal law that requires EPA to take all practicable measures to limit exposure to some of the most dangerous chemicals in commerce. The Yurok Tribe, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Learning Disabilities Association of America, Consumer Federation of America, and the Center for Environmental Transformation are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to invalidate loopholes in EPA regulations that would expose infants and children, workers, indigenous cultural and subsistence practitioners, and communities across the country to DecaBDE for years to come and frustrate efforts to get the dangerous chemical out of consumer products and the environment. The coalition is represented by the non-profit environmental law firm Earthjustice.

January 27, 2021 | Legal Document

Petition for Review, DecaBDE ACAT

On Friday, a diverse coalition advocating for stronger health protections from the toxic and persistent flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating a federal law that requires EPA to take all practicable measures to limit exposure to some of the most dangerous chemicals in commerce. The Yurok Tribe, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Learning Disabilities Association of America, Consumer Federation of America, and the Center for Environmental Transformation are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to invalidate loopholes in EPA regulations that would expose infants and children, workers, indigenous cultural and subsistence practitioners, and communities across the country to DecaBDE for years to come and frustrate efforts to get the dangerous chemical out of consumer products and the environment. The coalition is represented by the non-profit environmental law firm Earthjustice.

October 8, 2020 | In the News: Inside EPA

New Jersey Eyes 1,4-Dioxane Drinking Water Limit After New York Action

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice: "1,4-dioxane spreads throughout the country unnoticed and without awareness of its health effects, and we are now racing to make up for the lost time and trying to deal with the consequences of that. With robust and strong implementation of TSCA, maps like this shouldn't happen."

July 16, 2020 | Legal Document

Petition for Review, Methylene Chloride Risk Evaluation

A coalition of community, labor, and environmental groups filed a petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final methylene chloride risk evaluation, which unlawfully determined that manufacturing, disposal, and several other uses of methylene chloride present no unreasonable risk.

May 26, 2020 | Legal Document

Comments on Draft Scope for Risk Evaluations for 20 High Priority Chemicals

Community groups representing people living in Louisiana and Texas, along with Earthjustice, are submitting comments asking EPA to consider their communities to be “potentially exposed and susceptible subpopulations.” These communities live in the shadows of facilities that release toxic chemicals into air, water and soil, many of which are produced and released in high volumes in the Cancer Alley area of Louisiana and the Gulf region in both states.

April 15, 2020 | Article

50 Years On, Earth Day’s Legal Legacy Looms Large

As Earth Day reaches a milestone anniversary, we're more committed than ever to building on the progress of the past while moving forward toward a healthy, sustainable future for all.

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