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Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that Bush-era clean air standards were insufficient, sending them back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be rewritten in a way that will better protect public health. The court decided that the Bush EPA had acted illegally in issuing weak air…

Farmworkers Sue to Block Use of Four Toxic Pesticides

Farmworkers Sue to Block Use of Four Toxic Pesticides

SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 9, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of farmworker advocates and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday, seeking to force a halt to the use of four organophosphate pesticides. Some of these pesticides have been detected in California’s rural schoolyards and homes, Sequoia National Park, and…

Four Waters of Maui Removed From Private Control

Four Waters of Maui Removed From Private Control

HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – One of Hawaii’s longest-standing water disputes was settled this week when the state Commission on Water Resources Management decided in a unanimous vote to designate four waterways on the island of Maui as a “water management area” under the state Water Code. The designation, effective once public notice…