Analysis: As asbestos toll mounts, Trump’s EPA ignores it

The Trump Administration would rather assure the chemical industry that its products are safe from scrutiny, rather than certify they are safe for humans.

Two years ago, President Obama signed a successful bipartisan effort to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).

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The man who stormed out of Pruitt's EPA

David Schnare was 26 years old and just out of the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1974 when he had an unforgettable encounter with a dead horse. These days, Schnare is best known for his attacks on mainstream climate science and his litigation against scientists doing the research.
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EPA takes repeal of clean power plan to coal country

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hear testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the EPA's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.
Toxics

A behind-the-scenes look at Scott Pruitt's dysfunctional EPA

Career employees at the agency say political appointees are shutting them out of decision-making. They worry that the public will suffer.
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Toxics

The war on coal is over. The war on breathing has begun

There is virtually nothing about the Trump administration’s decision to overturn the Clean Power Plan, the EPA rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, that makes sense.
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

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Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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