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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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EPA still has a very long way to go on transparency under TSCA 28.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. EPA recently held a public meeting where it unveiled its first set of confidential business information (CBI) claim “determinations.”  These came three and half years after updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) required EPA to review CBI claims and publicly state the basis for its decision […]
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Promising proposal for addressing lead in schools and licensed child care – but gaps remain 24.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Lindsay McCormick, Program Manager, and Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director  See all blogs in our LCR series. Through its proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA made the unprecedented move of proposing to require community water systems (CWSs) to test for lead in water at […]
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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg on the monumental task of cleaning up Trump's mess 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about Iran, climate change and if America is ready for a gay president.

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4 education issues Minnesota lawmakers want to tackle in 2020 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Legislators who work on education issues are gearing up to address some of the most pressing problems they see facing Minnesota schools, including mental health, early childhood education, career and technical education and the opportunity gap.
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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A surge of new plastic production is on the way 17.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output.
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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry 15.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS.
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Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events' 15.1.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.
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Finally something we can (mostly) commend EPA for doing under TSCA 14.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog will know how concerned EDF is with ensuring the public’s right to know about chemicals to which they may be exposed.  We have repeatedly sounded the alarm when EPA has taken steps to deny public access to chemical information, whether for chemicals entering the […]
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Top takeaways from The Intercept’s investigation into Trump’s toxic rollbacks 14.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Regulatory decisions by federal agencies in Washington often feel distant – bureaucrats moving paper in ways that don’t matter to regular people. But a devastating new story by reporter Sharon Lerner of The Intercept makes clear just how awful the Trump administration’s actions on chemical safety have been for average Americans. Lerner shows that the […]
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Policy News: January 13, 2020 14.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations ...
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Editorial: Lead in our lipstick? Mercury in mascara? That's got to stop 13.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Banning the sale of certain body-care products if they contain chemicals known to be dangerous to humans stalled last year in the California Legislature. But lawmakers have revised the bill to give it another chance.

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U.S. leads in cannabis innovation, but cedes global market to Canada 6.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
American marijuana has a reputation for being the best in the world. But the federal prohibition on marijuana makes shipments across state lines or overseas a pipe dream.
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Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A look back at some of the decade's biggest news stories, as selected by the editors of The Denver Post.
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Lead paint, banned for decades, still makes thousands of L.A. County kids sick 30.12.2019 LA Times: Health

L.A. County will get $134 million from a settlement to rid homes of lead hazards. But that will cover only a fraction of needed work, officials say.

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Why Is This Federal Pollution Tracker Shutting Down? 24.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Fifteen years ago, the US National Library of Medicine launched Toxmap, a free, interactive online application that combines pollution data from at least a dozen US government sources. A Toxmap user could pan and zoom across a map […]
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Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust 23.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities.
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Michael Bloomberg Has a Toxic Legacy on Lead 22.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. When Cordell Cleare went to meet the mayor of New York City for the first time in winter 2003, she expected to be disappointed.  The Harlem mother had spent a decade crusading against landlords whose neglect of lead […]
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Denver Water gets go-ahead to replace lead pipes 20.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver Water’s 15-year plan to replace all lead service pipes connecting homes to water mains can begin on a trial basis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials decided this week.
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