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The Latest On: TSCA

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.

March 18, 2020 | Report

EPA's Secret Chemical Problem, Unveiled

Earthjustice and the Environmental Defense Fund released a joint investigation showing how Trump's EPA violates TSCA on a regular basis. From August of 2016 through April of 2019, Earthjustice and EDF reviewed over 200 new chemical applications in detail, as well as all notices EPA published to inform the public of the applications it received from 2016 through early 2020, or about 1,700 applications.

March 18, 2020 | Legal Document

Legal Complaint: TSCA Lawsuit

Health and environmental organizations represented by Earthjustice sued Trump’s EPA for violating TSCA. According to TSCA, the public has a right to know and provide input about new chemicals EPA is reviewing. Instead, EPA repeatedly and unlawfully conceals documents, and ignores other transparency rules.

March 18, 2020 | Report

El Problema Secreto de la EPA es Revelado

Earthjustice y el Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) publicaron una investigación conjunta que muestra cómo la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de la administración Trump viola regularmente la Ley de Control de Sustancias Tóxicas (o TSCA, por sus siglas en inglés) que regula la fabricación, el uso y la distribución de productos químicos. Desde agosto de 2016 hasta abril de 2019, Earthjustice y EDF revisaron en detalle más de 200 solicitudes nuevas, así como todos los avisos publicados por la EPA para informar al público sobre el recibo de un equivalente de 1.700 solicitudes entre 2016 y principios de 2020.

October 8, 2019 | Legal Document

Joint comments filed urging EPA to prohibit commercialization of 3 new PFAS chemicals

Our organizations include community groups in areas affected by PFAS contamination, a national coalition of impacted communities, and local and national organizations advocating for strengthened protections against the risks posed by existing and new PFAS chemicals. The three premanufacture notices (“PMNs”) are merely the latest examples of new PFAS submitted for EPA approval without the studies and data required to evaluate their effects on human health and the environment and therefore without the information needed to support a determination that they are unlikely to pose an unreasonable risk.

October 31, 2018 | Legal Document

Notice of Intent: Methylene Chloride

To Acting EPA administrator Wheeler — on behalf of the mothers of two young men who recently died from methylene chloride exposure, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and Vermont Public Interest Research Group — over the U.S. EPA’s failure to finalize a ban on the use of this lethal chemical in paint strippers.