Lead Paint Suppliers Settle 20-Year-Old Bay Area Lawsuit For $305 MillionSeveral Bay Area Counties including Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda and San Mateo announced a major victory in a decades-long legal battle against makers of lead-based paint.
Sidelined Children's Health Official Says EPA Inaction Means "Kids Are Disposable"Making sure children are protected from environmental toxins has been Dr. Ruth Etzel's job at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Supreme Court Won't Take Up Lead Paint Issue From CaliforniaThe Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that required paint companies to fund the removal of lead paint from California homes.
Lead Paint Cleanup Ballot Measure WithdrawnPaint companies withdrew an initiative from the Nov. ballot that would have limited their liability for lead paint cleanup and authorized billions of dollars in state bonds to pay for it..
Lawsuit Filed To Block Lead Paint Initiative From November BallotSanta Clara County and the city of San Francisco have filed an emergency lawsuit asking the California Supreme Court to block a $2 billion initiative supported by two paint companies from appearing on the November ballot.
California Lead Paint Liability Initiative Heads To BallotCalifornia voters can expect to see an initiative to limit liability for lead paint companies on their November ballots.
Court Orders EPA To Revise Lead Paint Hazard Rules In 15 MonthsA federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revise its standards on lead paint hazards to protect children within one year and three months.
San Francisco State To Reopen Science Building After Toxin Removal San Francisco State University plans to reopen part of its Science Building in early May after it was closed when unacceptable levels of toxins were discovered last fall.
Bay Area Judge Orders Paint Companies To Pay $1.1B For Lead CleanupA state judge on Monday ordered paint companies to pay 10 California cities and counties $1.1 billion to remove lead from millions of older homes.
Lead Paint Legal Battle Begins In San Jose CourtroomSome 10 cities and counties are suing the paint industry, seeking to get them to pay $1 billion to remove hazardous lead paint from old homes in the state.