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LA Joins Coalition to Urge EPA to Adopt Strict Emissions Rules for Vehicles
September 28, 2021
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and a coalition of attorneys general and city attorneys, led by California Attorney General Rob Bonta, urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to adopt strict standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions emitted from passenger cars and light trucks. ... read more »
Harris Introduces Legislation to Ensure Toxic Waste Sites Are Resilient to Climate Change
November 22, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday introduced the Preparing Superfund for Climate Change Act, legislation requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to incorporate climate change into their plans for overseeing Superfund sites, which contain toxic waste and other contaminants harmful to Americans’ health. While the Trump administration yesterday rejected a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to consider the impact of climate change on these toxic waste sites, Harris’ legislation would mandate this under the law. ... read more »
California Couple Prevail in Third Roundup Cancer Lawsuit, Awarded $2 Billion
May 31, 2019
A California state jury issued a verdict in favor of a married couple, Alberta and Alva Pilliod, who—in a lawsuit against the Monsanto Company—attributed  their cancers to the use of Monsanto’s Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, and to the company’s failure to properly warn of the risks. The jury awarded the couple $2 billion. Monsanto was acquired last summer by the German agrochemical and drug giant Bayer. ... read more »
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Data Reveals Poorest Communities in L.A. County Endure Heavy Indecencies of Oil Drilling
September 20, 2018
To date more than 800 organizations have signed on. Meanwhile, eleven of the 15 zip codes, CBD analysts said, include neighborhoods like Wilmington that are considered “disadvantaged” by the California Environmental Protection Agency. ... read more »
South African Women Take Prize For Anti-Nuclear Effort
April 24, 2018
This week, international judges of the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize tapped Lekalakala and McDaid as one of their winners from six continents. ... read more »
The Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey  
September 7, 2017
More than 20 trillion gallons of rain poured across Texas and Louisiana since Harvey landed on August, 25. ... read more »
Civil rights rollbacks at Education Department trigger challenges U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 34 U.S. Senators respond
July 13, 2017
Proposed Trump Administration departmental budget cuts will result in the loss of the equivalent of 46, full-time positions. For remaining staff, caseload levels will rise. ... read more »
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Aerosol Clouds and Flares have Torrance Residents Concerned and Upset
April 5, 2017
Jobs are at stake as residents fight for safe air with the city of Torrance and the PBF Refinery. ... read more »
California Fight With EPA Will Affect Nation 
March 8, 2017
California is preparing for a huge fight over its climate with the Trump administration and its new EPA director, a battle that could have ramifications for residents across the nation, from New York to Washington state, from Maryland to Massachusetts, from Pennsylvania to Arizona - potentially affecting more than one of every three Americans. ... read more »
Flint-area residents seek $700M from EPA over water crisis
February 9, 2017
More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its handling of the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. ... read more »
Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe
February 3, 2016
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink. The state said the plan to try to ensure that drinking water no longer is tainted with lead includes residential water testing, school testing, food service and restaurant provider testing, blood testing and overall testing of Flint's water distribution system. ... read more »

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