Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tag: EPA

Monsanto’s loss is our gain – let’s make the most of it

Friday’s verdict isn’t just an indictment of Monsanto and Bayer. It’s also a scathing indictment of regulatory agencies in countries around the world, and especially of the agencies here in the U.S.

‘Major victory for public health:’ Court orders Trump EPA to ban...

"Children, farmworkers, rural families, and science are all huge winners today... EPA's job is to protect public health, not industry profits."

The rollback of EPA Clean Car Standards will cost you at...

Taking away all of these protections will cost Americans upwards of $260 billion annually in climate, health, and fuel impacts.

In ‘major win’ for clean air and public health, EPA reverses...

The decision came after a federal appeals court sided with green groups that sought to block the "irresponsible and dangerous" policy.

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

A family of chemicals – known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases – has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.

Pruitt’s parting attack on America’s air could cost 1,600 lives

"Pruitt and Wheeler are creating a loophole for super polluting freight trucks that will fill our children's lungs with toxic diesel pollution, ignoring public comments from moms and leading businesses across the country."

As Scott Pruitt resigns, former EPA Officials warn his radical, anti-science...

During his tenure, Pruitt undertook a radical effort to reshape the EPA.

Scandal-plagued Scott Pruitt resigns from EPA, coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler now...

“Like Pruitt, this veteran coal lobby lobbyist has shown only disdain for the EPA’s vital mission to protect Americans’ health and our environment.”

A correlation between air pollution and diabetes found in new study...

"Evidence shows that current levels are still not sufficiently safe and need to be tightened.”

Scott Pruitt sought Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife

Among other scandals, Scott Pruitt tasked a taxpayer-funded agency staffer with securing a "business opportunity" for his wife with an executive of the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

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Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Why can’t we just play ball?

The militarization of sports and the redefinition of patriotism.

Medicare for All fact check from hell persists as Sanders rebukes CNN for putting...

"The question that must be asked is why would the corporate media put their blind faith in a far right-wing economist whose past reports have been so thoroughly discredited by mainstream economists and experts?"

Donald Trump: Weapon of mass distraction

Donald Trump is not only the perfect vehicle to shred regulations, he’s also a powerful distraction from the ongoing for-profit war against nature itself.
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Police determine officer was driving at ‘unsafe speed’ when striking teen

"Our training is designed to prevent this sort of thing from happening. We are going to make sure our training – and the officer’s adherence to that training – is as solid as it can be.”

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