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March 15, 2018 | In the News: Inside Climate News

EPA Environmental Justice Adviser Slams Pruitt's Plan to Weaken Coal Ash Rules

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: "The data clearly show that nationwide we have a significant problem. Consistently, what I see at these coal ash dumps is an indication that they are leaking, which confirms what we had suspected before the data came out. Most of the sites are unlined, and there are effectively no barriers to stop the hazardous contaminants from leaking into underlying groundwater."

March 13, 2018 | Legal Document

Court Order Formaldehyde in Wood Products

Pursuant to stipulation and for good cause shown, the Court hereby orders:

1. The STAY of the Order dated February 16, 2018, Dkt 72, shall be lifted as of June 1, 2018

March 12, 2018 | Letter

Senate Letter to EPA Administrator on Agricultural Worker Protection Rules

We write to express our alarm with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it seeks to open up for reconsideration two federal safeguards vital to the protection of the children, women and men that labor in agriculture and apply chemicals in agricultural, commercial and residential settings.  With the lives of children and families across the country at stake, we urge you to preserve the protections provided by the final Agricultural Worker Protection Standard rule (WPS) and Certification of Pesticide Applicators rule (CPA) (as published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2015 and January 4, 2017, respectively), and to resolve any clarifications needed by the regulated community via additional guidance on the rules.  

March 12, 2018 | In the News: Ventura County Star

Power Plant Company Seeks Suspension On Controversial Santa Paula Project

Angela Johnson Meszaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: "It was a bad project from the beginning, and we look forward to the day it goes away in its entirety. There isn't an energy need for Mission Rock. There wasn't an energy need when they submitted their application, and there isn't going to be an energy need. It's clear California has reached its tipping point where technology and policy has intersected to show there's no more need for a fossil fuel plant."


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