Court Lays a Smackdown on the EPA for Its Pesticide Inaction

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By Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice When a court opinion starts off with a sentence like this, you know it is going to be a good read: “Although filibustering may be a venerable tradition in the United States Senate, it is frowned upon in administrative agencies tasked with protecting human health.”...
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How Much Longer Will it Take for OSHA to Protect Workers from Deadly Silica Dust?

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform Thousands of U.S. workers die every year because of on-the-job exposure to unsafe levels of crystalline silica, a toxic dust common in the construction, sandblasting, and mining industries. Even at the current legal limits, inhaling the tiny...
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Setting the Record Straight about EPA’s Long Overdue Rule Eliminating Clean Air Act Loopholes

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By Andrea Issod, Sierra Club For decades, industrial polluters have taken advantage of Clean Air Act loopholes which allowed them to spew unlimited amounts of harmful air pollution into neighboring communities during the startup, shutdown, or malfunction (SSM) of their dirty fossil fuel...
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US Coastal Cities Face Increased Risk of Flooding

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By Joel Scata, Natural Resources Defense Council In the US, the economic, environmental and social impacts of flooding are severe. Flooding presents a serious risk to our physical infrastructure – our roads, bridges, and water treatment facilities – which are essential to the...
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