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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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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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Colorado sees “significant declines” in air pollution as coronavirus ramps down driving, industrial activity 5.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts human lungs has decreased sharply along Colorado's Front Range as the novel coronavirus spreads.
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L.A. County tells paramedics to delay transporting cardiac patients amid coronavirus 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The aim is to keep people who are likely to die out of hospitals, which are expected to be overwhelmed soon with coronavirus patients as the pandemic worsens.

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Tightening lead leaching standards for new drinking water fixtures – Opportunity for public comment 4.4.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D. is the Chemicals Policy Director Note to readers: As we all grapple with the grave global health challenge from COVID19, we want to acknowledge the essential service that the public health professionals at water utilities provide in delivering safe water not only for drinking but for washing our hands and our surroundings. […]
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FDA scientists push back on an industry-funded analysis about bioaccumulation and toxicity of short-chain PFAS 1.4.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant Note to readers: As we all grapple with the grave global health challenge from COVID19, we want to acknowledge the essential services that professionals at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in the food production, processing and retail industries provide in continuing to deliver […]
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3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus — even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.
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Hard-hit Silicon Valley leads California with 13 coronavirus deaths 24.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Santa Clara County reports 13 deaths, more than any other California county, and 321 cases. The real number of cases is probably higher, officials say.

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Uneven response to coronavirus in Colorado courts leads to confusion, differing outcomes for defendants 21.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
“With 22 judicial districts spread across the state, you’re going to get 22 remedies for the judicial process."
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Colorado parks and trails fill up as coronavirus leads to cabin fever 21.3.2020 Denver Post: Outdoors
With almost all schools, entertainment venues and some workplaces now closed in Colorado, restless residents are heading to one of the few places they can still go: the great outdoors.
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Column: The coronavirus crisis shows what happens when a country puts its workers last 21.3.2020 LA Times: Business

In recent days, alarm about the economic impact of the novel coronavirus have turned conservatives who weeks ago were boasting about the shrinking of the U.S. government into raving Keynesians, proclaiming the virtues of deficit-financed economic stimulus.

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EPA’s draft risk evaluation of trichloroethylene contains major scientific flaws that understate the chemical’s risk and demand robust review 19.3.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Yesterday Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) filed comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft risk evaluation for the highly toxic chemical trichloroethylene, or TCE. This draft, readers will recall, is the document that the Trump White House forced EPA to dramatically weaken just prior to public release, as reported […]
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'Every step you take is prayer': As coronavirus spreads, women lead virtual dance for healing 17.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the world continues to grapple with the rapid spread of COVID-19, a group of Indigenous women gathered over the weekend — separately — to dance for healing. The dance they shared has its roots in another global pandemic, a century ago.
EPA needs to postpone next week’s peer review of its draft risk evaluation of trichloroethylene 17.3.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. As we all deal with an emerging major health crisis, it is critical that the quality of ongoing work on other issues vital to protecting public health is not sacrificed or compromised as a result.  Given this, we strongly urge EPA to postpone next week’s peer review of […]
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Hundreds of people from impacted communities demand EPA hold public meeting on toxic chemical 5.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Hundreds of people from impacted communities demand EPA hold public meeting on toxic chemical
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Denver Water raising pH of water supply for 1.4 million residents in effort to reduce lead contamination 3.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Water chemists this week will adjust the water supply delivered to 1.4 million residents, lowering the acidity, part of an effort to reduce the lead contamination from old pipelines that afflicts millions of homes nationwide.
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Reveal News exposes Trump Administration’s disregard for protecting the public from a highly dangerous chemical: 5 key takeaways 3.3.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. This weekend, Elizabeth Shogren at Reveal News published an in-depth investigative report and hour-long radio segment delving into the Trump EPA’s latest abandonment of science and its serious consequences for public health.  The story, focuses on the ubiquitous solvent trichloroethylene (TCE), a known human carcinogen and neurotoxicant that […]
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FACT CHECK: There has been an outbreak of coronavirus-related misinformation 1.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
In this week's roundup of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, we focus on false and misleading reports spreading online around the new coronavirus outbreak, a situation the World Health Organization has dubbed an “infodemic.”
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Q&A: Amy Klobuchar on the difference between talking a good game and getting things done 29.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Los Angeles Times editorial board talks with Amy Klobuchar about her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Pence's new coronavirus role raises questions about his public health record 28.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
During Pence's governorship, an HIV outbreak occurred that some health experts say could have been prevented or lessened with a better response.
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