Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Feds Rush Incomplete Environmental Review of Oil and Gas Drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Alaska office, formerly the Minerals Management Service, today released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement for offshore oil and gas Lease Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea in America’s Arctic Ocean. The statement comes just two months after a federal judge tossed out the Bush-era environmental impact statement and on the same day Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced plans to lift the moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
How Toxic are Oil Dispersants? Groups Press EPA to Find Out Before Next Spill
Gulf coast shrimpers and affected community groups from Alaska to Louisiana to Florida pressed the federal government today to better regulate dispersants -- the chemicals that oil companies routinely use to break up oil slicks on water – before these chemicals are used in future spill cleanups.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Consumers To Get Household Cleaner Chemical Info, But Questions of How and When Remain
New York State is set to begin enforcing the state’s household cleaner ingredient right-to-know law - the only one of its kind in the country.
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Monday, October 04, 2010
Earthjustice Calls On US to Address Ship Pollution
The non profit, environmental law firm Earthjustice called on the American government to unilaterally strengthen regulations governing climate change pollution from ships. The call comes after a meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) failed to make significant progress in its attempts to agree upon climate protection measures.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thousands of Lives at Risk from Efforts to Weaken and Delay Air Pollution Controls
Thousands of American lives and billions of dollars in health care costs associated with breathing dirty air could be saved as a result of recent actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce toxic air pollution. But the significant benefits the American public stands to gain from these critical efforts are being jeopardized by polluting industries and their allies in Congress, who are attempting to weaken and delay these life and cost-saving measures with baseless projections of economic doom.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Commemorating 40 Years of One of Our Nation's Most Successful and Protective Laws
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates 40 years of one of the nation’s most successful laws and the cornerstone of clean air in the United States, the Clean Air Act. The following is a statement by Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen: "Since the Clean Air Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in 1970, it has become the single most powerful and critical tool for cleaning up our air in the United States and keeping toxic and deadly pollution out of our lungs.
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Friday, September 10, 2010
U.S. EPA Will Review Loophole That Stripped Regulation of Dangerous Hazardous Waste
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to revisit a loophole that stripped federal oversight of companies that handle 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste each year. The loophole allows any company that claims to recycle hazardous waste to opt out of safety and inspection requirements.
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Thursday, September 09, 2010
New York to Force Household Cleaner Giants to Reveal Chemical Ingredients
For the first time, the State of New York will begin requiring household cleaning companies to reveal the chemical ingredients in their products and any health risks they pose.
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Thursday, September 02, 2010
GE Sugar Beets: Groups Condemn USDA Action Avoiding Court Order
On September 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it was in the process of issuing permits to authorize the planting of genetically engineered (GE) sugar beet seedlings this Fall, without performing any review of the crops’ environmental impacts. These GE beets have been altered so that they can tolerate being sprayed with Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
EPA Policy Restoring Public Right to Know About Chemical Hazards Wins Strong Support from Health, Labor and Environmental Advocates
Twenty-six health, labor and environmental organizations today filed detailed comments voicing resounding support for a long-overdue change in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy that denied public access to information EPA receives from the chemical industry. That policy and the resulting Agency practice had allowed chemical companies routinely to mask the identity of chemicals when submitting information to the agency about known health and safety impacts.
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