EPA Accused Of Exposing Humans To Lethal Pollutants

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT) -- An environmental policy think tank sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Virginia federal court Thursday, claiming the agency engaged in illegal human testing by intentionally exposing human subjects to potentially lethal pollutants without their knowledge or consent.

The American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center says the EPA engaged in a “shocking violation of acceptable ethical and moral norms” when it exposed numerous human subjects — including special risk groups such as the elderly and asthmatics — to particulate matter found in diesel truck exhaust at...
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Case Information

Case Title

The American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Anthony J Trenga

Date Filed

September 21, 2012

Government Agencies

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