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PEER Sues EPA to Uncover Toxic Health and Safety Data

One of the most important things we do is sue government agencies when they refuse to release important information necessary to protect the public’s well-being.

That is why PEER and the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for wrongfully withholding test data and other vital information about the presence of dangerous perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in millions of fluorinated plastic containers.

This is just wrong. By sitting on this critical information, EPA is advancing the private interests of a corporate violator and shirking its public health responsibilities.

That should not be happening. We know too much about toxic poisoning of the water we drink and the food we eat to allow EPA to continue hiding important health and safety information from the public.

This lawsuit is part of our effort to get toxic PFAS chemicals out of plastics and to fight for more transparency in government actions.

Your support for these efforts is greatly appreciated. We will keep you posted on the outcome of this lawsuit.

Onward to greater accountability at EPA!

Timothy Whitehouse

P.S. In case you missed it, we now have a recording of the webinar, Climate and Environmental Impacts of Agriculture: Solutions for a Healthier Planet, online. I hope you watch it soon, I learned so much!

Illegal Park Service Leases Exposed

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PEER has requested that the Inspector General investigate illegal leases that are set well below market value for commercial dairy and beef ranches. Both federal law and National Park Service (NPS) policy require that these leases recover fair market value, yet the leases at Point Reyes charge only a fraction of that amount. Read More >>

Texas Farms Poisoned by Fertilizer

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Testing of fertilizers made from sewage sludge (biosolids) being used on Texas farms has revealed extremely high levels of PFAS that have been linked to dead livestock and fouled groundwater on farms in Johnson County, Texas. EPA has no standards for safe levels of PFAS in biosolids. Read more >>

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