Eviction courts could take on a greater role in the decades-long effort to prevent lead poisoning under a pending bill in the Maryland Senate that would allow judges to toss out eviction requests from landlords who can’t prove their properties are safe from the hazardous paint.
The city will halt demolitions this summer in five ZIP codes that have the highest rates of children testing positive for lead poisoning after a city report last year suggested a link between nearby demolitions and high lead levels.
March 19, 2018 | Natural Resources Defense Council
Big storms like Harvey in Houston and Katrina in New Orleans garner weeks of headlines. But each American city has a climate story to tell—one that affects people every day and that can be just as devastating to families and communities over time.
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