Environmentalists warn Denka stay request harms EJ area

June 14, 2024
Environmentalists are warning a federal appellate court that staying EPA’s new air toxics mandates for chloroprene emissions as Denka Performance Elastomers is seeking would harm the environmental justice (EJ) community in St. John the Baptist Parish, LA. The filing adds the parish, which includes more than 10,000 children, “still face an extremely high cancer risk from Denka’s chloroprene emissions.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which is overseeing DPE v. EPA , granted the groups’...

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