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US EPA faces new civil rights suit in California

The US EPA is failing to protect Latino schoolchildren in California from harmful levels of pesticide exposure and has violated their civil rights, claims a lawsuit filed against the Agency in August. The suit is the latest development in a long-running dispute between a California family and the Agency over allegations that federal and state environmental officials have not taken adequate steps to safeguard Latino schoolchildren at public schools from pesticides sprayed on nearby strawberry fields.

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