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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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Lawmakers seek $16 million to expand Exide lead cleanup beyond yards 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A long-overlooked source of lead contamination in neighborhoods near a closed Vernon battery recycler could be cleaned under a push by state lawmakers to target the grassy strips between sidewalks and streets.

The publicly owned stretches of land, known as parkways, are not included in the state’s...

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The Energy 202: EPA holds summit on dangerous chemicals after delayed report 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
PFAS are on the agenda.
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Nature writer Eugenia Bone: Skip hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Book author has a message for us all: Skip the hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two.
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“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign 21.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's health department unveiled "Responsibility Grows Here," the latest public education effort that will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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Report: Toxic algae are growing threat to water, human health 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Environmental Working Group found nearly 300 blooms recorded in lakes and rivers in 48 states since 2010.
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Health officials launch ambitious plan to rid the world of trans fats 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In an effort to save half a million lives each year, the World Health Organization on Monday urged developing nations to follow the lead of affluent countries and eliminate man-made trans fatty acids from their food supplies.

By taking six specific steps, officials from the United Nations’ health...

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Happy Hour Roundup 15.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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Volcanic activity threatens Hawaii geothermal plant long at the center of resident concerns 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Earthquakes and Kilauea’s fissures and lava flow have led to the emergency removal of dangerous gasses, but residents worry that the plant could explode as instability continues.
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Testing analysis for TSCA new chemicals embraced by EPA’s Beck has serious omissions 11.5.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Ryan O’Connell, EDF High Meadows Fellow, and Stephanie Schwarz, EDF Legal Fellow, assisted in the research informing this post. As noted in a previous blog post, EDF recently filed a request for an extension of the public comment period on EPA’s draft Alternative Testing Methods Strategic Plan under the […]
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EPA signals it will ban toxic chemical found in paint strippers 11.5.2018 Washington Post
EPA signals it will ban toxic chemical found in paint strippers
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EPA reaffirms Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, citing 150% to 500% payback 10.5.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director In April 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed a thorough review of its Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) promulgated a decade ago. This rule requires contractors and landlords to use lead-safe work practices when more than minor amounts of lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 […]
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Cancer warnings for coffee may be overkill, but Proposition 65 is not 10.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s official: Coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings, a Los Angeles judge ruled this week.

The warnings are required by California law, Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said, because of the presence of acrylamide, a chemical that is formed when coffee beans are roasted and that remains...

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The Daily 202: Why John McCain is voting against Gina Haspel to lead the CIA – and why it matters 10.5.2018 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Why John McCain is voting against Gina Haspel to lead the CIA – and why it matters
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Cyclists and Walkers Lead Mexico City on the Road to Sustainability 10.5.2018 THE CITY FIX
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Sara Vélez got an ultimatum from her boss one day: either find a way to arrive ...
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Never heard of third-hand smoke? Drexel researchers show why you should care 9.5.2018 Philly.com News
Being in a room that is contaminated with third-hand smoke is the equivalent of being in a room filled with second-hand smoke for about five minutes, researchers said.
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Tap water in some Denver homes contains elevated lead. Now Denver Water, CDPHE and others are fighting about what to do. 4.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Six years after Denver Water detected elevated lead in residents' tap water, state health officials have ordered injection of a chemical into water supplies to slow lead pipe corrosion -- but utility officials are resisting.
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10 Indian cities top WHO list of most polluted in the world 3.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organization gives India a dubious lead. Ten Indian cities lead the list of the 20 most polluted cities in the world.
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The Daily 202: Trump's big gambit has paid off — at least for him. 2.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats need to bring something to the table.
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