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Cape Fear Courage’ Tells the Story of North Carolina Communities Fighting for Clean Water 

Cape Fear Courage’ Tells the Story of North Carolina Communities Fighting for Clean Water 

A coalition of nonprofit, community, and environmental justice groups released a new video called ‘Cape Fear Courage’ today, which tells the story of North Carolina ...
PFAS in Plastic Containers Should Not Be Confidential

PFAS in Plastic Containers Should Not Be Confidential

The U.S. EPA is failing to inform the public of the serious human health threat from PFAS present in tens of millions of plastic containers ...
Tens of Millions of Plastic Containers Treated with Fluorine Gas Leach Toxic PFAS Chemicals into Art and Cleaning Supplies, Food, and Other Household Products

Tens of Millions of Plastic Containers Treated with Fluorine Gas Leach Toxic PFAS Chemicals into Art and Cleaning Supplies, Food, and Other Household Products

Today nonprofit organizations the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a lawsuit under federal environmental law to prevent ...
Hold the Plastic, Please: Reusable Food Tray Project Reduces Waste and Toxics

Hold the Plastic, Please: Reusable Food Tray Project Reduces Waste and Toxics

Reusable Food Tray Project at Emeryville School Reduces Plastic Waste and Toxics Exposures  ...
PFAS Chemicals Found in REI Rain Jackets

PFAS Chemicals Found in REI Rain Jackets

Today, the nonprofit watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) initiated legal action against Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) after testing showed their waterproof rain jackets for ...
New Testing Shows High Levels of BPA in Sports Bras and Athletic Shirts

New Testing Shows High Levels of BPA in Sports Bras and Athletic Shirts

Today, the CEH sent legal notices to 8 brands of sports bras and 6 brands of athletic shirts after testing shows the clothing could expose ...
Welcome to Chokeland: East Oakland Community Gathers to Create Path Forward

Welcome to Chokeland: East Oakland Community Gathers to Create Path Forward

After Two Years of Illegal Diesel Exhaust Exposure From Cannabis Grow Facility, East Oakland Community Gathers to Create Path Forward ...
California Department of Cannabis Control Investigates Illegal Diesel Engine Generators Operated By Green Sage

California Department of Cannabis Control Investigates Illegal Diesel Engine Generators Operated By Green Sage

Yesterday, the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) sent officials to investigate the cannabis cultivation growers at Green Sage in East Oakland, California. ...
EPA Proposes Designating Certain PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under Superfund to Protect People’s Health

EPA Proposes Designating Certain PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under Superfund to Protect People’s Health

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a significant action to protect people and communities from the health risks posed by certain PFAS, also ...
Groups Support Genx Health Advisory By Moving To Intervene In Chemours Case Against EPA

Groups Support Genx Health Advisory By Moving To Intervene In Chemours Case Against EPA

A coalition of community, public health, and environmental justice groups and Southeastern North Carolina residents has moved to intervene in a legal challenge by chemical ...
North Carolina Communities Ask Court to Reject EPA Move To Thwart Suit to Compel Agency to Require Health Testing By Chemours

North Carolina Communities Ask Court to Reject EPA Move To Thwart Suit to Compel Agency to Require Health Testing By Chemours

Today six North Carolina community and environmental justice groups filed a brief in federal court strongly opposing EPA’s motion to throw out their lawsuit to ...
Oakland Groups Take Legal Action to Stop Toxic Diesel Pollution from Cannabis Growing Facility in East Oakland

Oakland Groups Take Legal Action to Stop Toxic Diesel Pollution from Cannabis Growing Facility in East Oakland

Today nonprofit organizations Environmental Democracy Project and the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) joined with a resident group called the Oakland Cannery Collective to take ...
North Carolina Groups Oppose EPA Effort To Block Suit Requiring Health Testing By Chemours

North Carolina Groups Oppose EPA Effort To Block Suit Requiring Health Testing By Chemours

Today six North Carolina community and environmental justice groups announced that they will strongly oppose EPA’s motion to throw out their lawsuit to order the ...
Lawsuit Against EPA on PFAS Testing Petition Moves Forward in North Carolina Federal Court

Lawsuit Against EPA on PFAS Testing Petition Moves Forward in North Carolina Federal Court

Today six North Carolina community and environmental justice groups announced that their lawsuit against the EPA is moving forward in the Federal District Court for ...
Lawsuit Filed to Compel EPA to Enforce Smog-Reduction Measures in Los Angeles, Sacramento, New Hampshire

Lawsuit Filed to Compel EPA to Enforce Smog-Reduction Measures in Los Angeles, Sacramento, New Hampshire

Environmental and public-health groups filed a lawsuit today against the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that Los Angeles, Sacramento and New Hampshire have effective plans ...