Thursday, June 17, 2021

Tag: EPA

In victory for public health, Biden’s EPA reverses Trump-era ‘secret science’...

“The Biden administration is making clear that the best available science, and not political interference from industry, will guide the EPA’s decisions on protecting the public from pollution.”

Glyphosate remains on shelves despite EPA admitting Trump-era review was faulty

“We will ask the court to deny this extraordinary request to paper over glyphosate’s ecological harms only to approve it anyway down the road. Time to face the music, not run and hide.”

EPA shuts down leaking oil refinery in St. Croix over ‘imminent’...

“This is a majority-Black island in a U.S. territory. It is located next to public housing. If this refinery were located most anywhere else in the country, it would have been shut down months ago.”

Court orders EPA to establish lead hazard standards in structures to...

According to the Centers for Disease and Control, there is no safe level of exposure of lead for children and the most common cause of lead poisoning is from ingesting lead dust.

In ‘critical and totally doable first step,’ EPA proposes phasedown of...

With this rule to reduce hydrofluorocarbons, “EPA is taking another significant step under President Biden’s ambitious agenda to address the climate crisis,” said the agency’s administrator.

Living near a toxic waste site could lower life expectancy by...

“The long-term effect of the flooding and repetitive exposure has an effect that can transcend generations.”

After four dark years under Trump, words ‘climate’ and ‘science’ are...

“You deserve access to science and data,” new EPA Administrator Michael Regan says.

Federal court tosses Trump’s clean power plan replacement

“Today’s decision is the perfect Inauguration Day present for America.”

Biden can restore the EPA, but it will require steadfast effort

The Biden administration must focus on science and enforcement, reverse Trump deregulation efforts and reenergize EPA employment.

EPA approves use of herbicides linked to cancer and crop cross...

Dicamba, the main ingredient in the three herbicides, is "highly volatile and can easily drift onto unprotected neighboring fields from fields of crops genetically engineered to withstand it."

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“This is an important step forward for our country.”

New study finds toxic PFAS in hundreds of commonly used cosmetics produced by major...

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a highly persistent and potentially toxic class of more than 4,700 chemical compounds, were present in most cosmetic products purchased

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Instead of complaining about a so-called “labor shortage,” Republicans ought to be complaining about the shortage of jobs paying a living wage.

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.