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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 04:01 PM

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

https://apnews.com/article/lawsuits-oregon-environment-environmental-policy-portland-bf9025735e2687b0f5fa71d8587a45bc

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

By ANDREW SELSKY
yesterday

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains.

Amid allegations that human health and the environment are suffering the consequences, five environmental groups represented by the ACLU of Oregon and others sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday. The federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. government violated federal environmental law by deploying “an unprecedented amount of dangerous chemical weapons” without assessing their environmental impacts beforehand, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

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