For the past 156 years, June 19th has been a celebration of justice and equality for the Black community. On June 19th, 1865, Black Americans in Galveston, Texas were told that all slaves in the United States were free – a full two and a half years after the official signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
CEH has heard from school district staff, teachers, and families from across the country who are alarmed by the growing amount of disposables in their schools, the toxic chemicals found in these products, and the impacts that they have on our health and environment — which have only been compounded by the pandemic.
A Chevron Corp and Phillips 66 petrochemical joint venture imported significant quantities of the toxic chemical benzene into the United States for several years without reporting it to regulators as required by law, according to a company document seen by Reuters.
Pollution watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced today that Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (CPC), a major US chemical producer and petrochemical company, committed several violations of the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Find out what our CEH staff members are most excited about on this Earth Day. You’ll love the first one!