Lawsuit accuses Homeland Security of violating environmental law with Portland tear gas deployment


By Monica Samayoa (OPB)Article published by OPB, Oct. 21, 2020 6:38 a.m. Several Oregon environmental groups sued the federal government Tuesday over its use of tear gas to control crowds during Black Lives Matter protests in Portland. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, alleges that the Department of Homeland Security violated the … Continue reading Lawsuit accuses Homeland Security of violating environmental law with Portland tear gas deployment

Environmental, public health, and social justice groups file legal challenge against DHS citing lack of analysis on impacts of teargas to human health and the environment


For Immediate Release:October 20, 2020 Media Contacts:Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands; dylan@cascwild.org, 541.531.1858Doug Brown, Communications Strategist, ACLU of Oregon; dbrown@aclu-or.org, 7 34.239.2706 Broad Coalition of Organizations Sue Feds for Use of Chemical Weapons in Portland Portland, OR – With no regard for health or safety, the federal government blatantly violated federal environmental law when … Continue reading Environmental, public health, and social justice groups file legal challenge against DHS citing lack of analysis on impacts of teargas to human health and the environment