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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Coming Soon: Trump EPA is Expected to Sign a Final “Air Toxics Loophole” That Will Increase Public Health Risk 23.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to soon sign a final rule creating an “Air Toxics Loophole” in the Clean Air Act. That loophole would allow large industrial facilities nationwide to avoid complying with rigorous limits on hazardous air pollutants such as benzene and mercury. EPA’s own analysis indicates that this radical new policy would […]
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California's COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 3% for the first time 22.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to get a flu shot, wear a mask and observe physical distancing to fight the coronavirus pandemic and flu season.

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The Devastating Flint Water Crisis Wasn’t Even the City’s Worst Lead Exposure Event of That Decade 20.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Sometime in 2021, a much-anticipated era of lead-free pipes will begin in Flint, Michigan. Contractors have replaced more than 90 percent of the city’s pure lead and galvanized-iron pipes connecting homes to the water mains, and they are hard […]
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Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals” 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.
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Post Premium: Top stories for Sept. 14-20 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
South of Colorado Springs, at Fountain Valley Regional Park, scientists from the state health department earlier this month pulled fish out of Willow Springs Ponds, sliced into them and carved out fillets -- not for a tasty fish fry, but to be scanned with a mass spectrometer to measure how contaminated they are by so-called "forever chemicals."
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California was choked by wildfire smoke. How bad is it for our health? 19.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

For weeks, millions of Californians were smothered by smoke from wildfires. Many worry about long-term health impacts.

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Damage from wildfires' toxic air lingers long after the smoke clears 18.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As smoky skies blanket the West, researchers look a the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke.

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Safer personal care products: leadership requires equity 11.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Safer personal care products: leadership requires equity
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Family of San Quentin inmate who contracted COVID-19 files wrongful death claim 11.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Family of San Quentin inmate dead after getting COVID-19 files death claim cites transfer of infected

Daywatch: Chicago will replace lead water pipes, what science has learned about COVID-19 and how to get a Wienermobile at your marriage proposal 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.
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COVID-stricken pastor could barely breathe. He kept fighting for the right of Black people to vote 10.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Black voters in Wisconsin, a crucial battleground state, face growing threat of disenfranchisement in a pandemic election, says Souls to the Polls leader.

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Chicago announces plan to start replacing lead water pipes after decades of denying the dangers 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Next year the city estimates it will replace 750 of the roughly 400,000 lead service lines connecting homes to street mains, according to slides prepared by the water department.
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New CPD program to use data to flag officers who need intervention. But information gathered won’t lead to punitive actions against cops. 9.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Chicago Police Department has unveiled a pilot program that will analyze records of personnel complaints, excessive force incidents and other data to identify officers who may need intervention in the hopes of preventing events that shake the community’s trust in officers.
Passing the buck: The Trump EPA’s mind-boggling efforts to ignore the risks of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water 3.9.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog will recall the major concerns EDF, EPA’s science advisors, and many others have raised about the Trump EPA’s systematic exclusion from its risk evaluations all human exposures to chemicals released to air, water and land.  EPA has taken this illegal, unscientific and un-health protective […]
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Oleander Is a Deadly Plant, Not a COVID-19 Cure 3.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

While there’s evidence to support the use of several nutrients and supplements in the fight against COVID-19, oleandrin, a compound from the oleander plant, is not one of them. Rumors about the possibility of an oleandrin remedy have been swirling in recent weeks following the posting of a study1 on the preprint server bioRxiv, in which oleandrin was found to inhibit the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro.

Our new report shows the importance of “accelerating to 100% clean” vehicles 2.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Air pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world. In the U.S. almost half of all people live in communities with unhealthy levels of air pollution. More than 20,000 Americans die prematurely every year as a result of the motor vehicle pollution on our roads and highways, according to a […]
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California lawmakers vote to phase out toxic firefighting foam 31.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Senate bill requires fire departments, chemical plants and oil refineries to phase out a toxic firefighting foam

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Opinion: Time to stop poisoning mountain lions and other wildlife 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill offers a reasonable restriction on use of powerful rat poisons that also kill wildlife.

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Under the Trump EPA, no risk to workers is too high to impede a new chemical’s unfettered entry into the market 27.8.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. The Trump EPA’s understating of the risks to workers posed by both existing and new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been a frequent topic for this blog.  This disturbing, illegal policy continues unabated and, if anything, has accelerated and expanded to outright dismissal of […]
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