17 May, 2017

Airway Heights Shuts Down Drinking Water Wells Amid Contamination Crisis

By | May 17th, 2017|Environmental|

City officials in Airway Heights, Washington, are warning residents not to drink or cook with water from city pipes, which may be contaminated with dangerous, perfluorinated chemicals known as PFOS and PFOA. Exposure at [...]

3 May, 2017

Dangerous TCE Vapors Present in El Cajon Area Homes, Testing Shows

By | May 3rd, 2017|Environmental|

Toxic vapors from a dangerous chemical known as trichloroethylene, or TCE, are present inside people’s homes in a neighborhood of El Cajon, California, according to KPBS. The San Diego County community had already been [...]

8 February, 2017

Judge Denies Monsanto’s Motion to Dismiss PCB Lawsuits

By | February 8th, 2017|Environmental|

The California cities of San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley will be allowed to continue to pursue lawsuits against Monsanto Co. for costs associated with PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) contamination. A U.S. district judge denied Monsanto's [...]

2 November, 2016

Judge Throws Out Monsanto’s Attempt to Dismiss City of Spokane’s PCB Lawsuit

By | November 2nd, 2016|Environmental|

On October 28, Washington federal judge Salvador Mendoza denied Monsanto's  motion to throw out the City of Spokane's PCB contamination lawsuit. The ruling was a critical win for the city as it attempts to [...]

7 October, 2016

PCBs Remain in Schools Long After Ban

By | October 7th, 2016|Environmental|

As many as 14 million students in more than 25,000 schools across the country are still being exposed to dangerous levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), nearly four decades after the chemicals were banned by [...]

13 July, 2016

Ecolawyers Represents City of Portland in Lawsuit Alleging Monsanto Caused PCB Contamination of Area Waterways

By | July 13th, 2016|Environmental|

The City of Portland has hired Ecolawyers to represent the city in a lawsuit against Monsanto Company. The suit alleges that Monsanto is responsible for PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) water contamination affecting the Columbia Slough [...]

12 July, 2016

Ecolawyers: Fighting Back for the Environment

By | July 12th, 2016|Environmental|

The law firms of Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys have formed a joint venture called Ecolawyers to fight corporate contamination of our natural resources. Ecolawyers will not only hold known polluters accountable [...]

23 May, 2016

Baron & Budd, Gomez Trial Attorneys to Represent Long Beach, CA in PCB Lawsuit

By | May 23rd, 2016|Environmental|

Yet another city has enlisted the team of Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys to represent it in a PCB contamination lawsuit against Monsanto. Long Beach, CA joins Berkeley, CA, Oakland, San Diego, [...]

29 March, 2016

FDA to Begin Testing for Glyphosate Residue on Food

By | March 29th, 2016|Environmental|

On February 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed that it would soon start testing food products for glyphosate residue. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup weed killer, has been linked to the [...]

16 March, 2016

Government Wildlife Agency to Investigate Glyphosate Impact on Endangered Plant and Animal Species

By | March 16th, 2016|Environmental, Pharmaceuticals|

An announcement that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will analyze the effects of the pesticides glyphosate and atrazine on endangered species may one day result in the removal of these products from store [...]

10 March, 2016

Hawaii Farmer Sues Monsanto, Claims RoundUp Caused Cancer

By | March 10th, 2016|Environmental, Toxic Exposure|

A macadamia farmer in Hawaii has sued Monsanto, claiming that the company's popular weed killer RoundUp caused his cancer diagnosis. The lawsuit was filed February 19 in the U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii. In the complaint, [...]

4 March, 2016

Fight for PCB Cleanup Costs Continues Despite Chemical Bill’s “Monsanto Clause”

By | March 4th, 2016|Environmental|

If Congress passes its new toxic chemicals bill with the current proposed language, Monsanto may argue that they are protected from litigation involving PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). But that doesn't mean municipalities throughout the U.S. [...]