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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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The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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GE Powered the American Century---Then It Burned Out 15.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The company that was once America’s biggest and most admired, the maker of power turbines, the seller of insurance, the broadcaster of “Seinfeld,” has become a shadow of its former self. This is the story of how generations of managers, who thought they could fix any company in any industry, finally ran into a problem they couldn’t solve.
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Exhibit PV29: Why this EPA can’t be trusted to forthrightly assess chemical risks under TSCA 14.12.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. I blogged last week about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) illegal and hypocritical decision to deny the public access to health and safety studies conducted on the first chemical to undergo a risk evaluation under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  In its draft risk evaluation, now […]
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Another lead-poisoned bird euthanized at U's Raptor Center 7.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
So far this season, the Raptor Center has seen two sick eagles where lead was the primary problem. Both had to be euthanized. Five more eagles were admitted where lead was a secondary problem.
The Trump EPA’s latest TSCA gift to the chemical industry is illegal and the height of hypocrisy 5.12.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. ‘Tis the season for giving, but it’s not quite keeping in the spirit to have our Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pile on giveaways to the chemical industry.  The latest one I’ll discuss in this post is not only in direct violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); […]
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Spinal-cord stimulators help some patients, injure others 26.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Spinal-cord stimulators -- devices that use electrical currents to block pain signals before they reach the brain -- are more dangerous than many patients know, an Associated Press investigation found.
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5 trends in sustainable retail promoting chemical safety 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Product health is what's in store for retailer strategies.
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As Rochester grows, 'trailing spouses' still struggle to find work 19.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The city wants to build a global hub of medical innovation. But some highly trained and accomplished workers who follow spouses there say it's hard to find a job.
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Science Under Siege 12.11.2018 American Prospect
House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith speaks on Capitol Hill.  This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The HONEST Act may be one of the most perversely named pieces of legislation ever. Sponsored by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee and one of the most fervent climate-science deniers in Congress, the acronym stands for Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment. Smith, who is retiring this year, attempted to get the legislation through Congress in the past two sessions. Both times, it barely passed the House and failed in the Senate. That would usually be the end of it, but in line with the Trump playbook, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, announced he would issue most of the “HONEST” agenda as a proposed rule retitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The proposed “HONEST” rule sounds ever so reasonable. It would require that EPA’s scientific ...
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More sick birds expected as Minnesota's deer hunting season opens 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hunters can use non-lead ammunition to help prevent lead poisoning in eagles and other raptors.
New poll: Klobuchar, Smith lead in Minnesota Senate races 22.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new MPR News/Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows DFL Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith leading their Republican opponents in races where health care looms large. Smith is in a much tighter contest.
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A toxic fungal threat is encroaching on global food supply chains 12.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Shifting climates are encouraging these pests and diseases to flourish.
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It’s time to close EPA’s harmful new air toxics loophole 3.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was co-authored by EDF Legal Fellow Surbhi Sarang Earlier this year EPA created a pollution loophole that would allow industrial facilities to increase their emissions of toxic air pollutants like benzene, creating a huge risk to public health. This week EDF and a coalition of seven other environmental, environmental justice, and public health […]
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Five things you should know about the Trump Administrations latest assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 2.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
In 1990, while I was busy with kid priorities like learning to roller-skate, Congress was updating the Clean Air Act – kicking off a process to reduce mercury and other air toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Fast-forward several decades to 2012, the year my first daughter was born, and we finally had the […]
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Have we learned anything in the last 4 decades when it comes to allowing chemicals like PCBs onto the market? 29.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Have we learned anything in the last 4 decades when it comes to allowing chemicals like PCBs onto the market?
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Minneapolis community funds focus on lead poisoning, asthma 26.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A gathering Thursday in Minneapolis seeks ideas on how to spend $600,000 for outreach and helping at-risk families get help.
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FDA shows 'real cost' of vaping with new ad campaign 20.9.2018 Philly.com News
The ad campaign is aimed at 10.7 million kids ages 12 to 17, who have used or are willing to try e-cigarettes.
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The TSCA new chemicals mess: A problem of the chemical industry’s own making 19.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The TSCA new chemicals mess: A problem of the chemical industry’s own making
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Measuring progress to SDGs with a chemicals management survey 19.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We worry about our carbon footprints. What about our chemical footprints?
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