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The EPA is Banning Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Widely Used on Food Crops, after 14 Years of Pressure from Environmental and Labor Groups

Written by on August 27, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The EPA is Banning Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Widely Used on Food Crops, after 14 Years of Pressure from Environmental and Labor Groups

On Aug. 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will end the use of chlorpyrifos – a pesticide associated with neurodevelopmental problems and impaired brain function in children – on all food products nationwide. #Chlorpyrifos #pesticidepollution

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US EPA Evaluation Finds Glyphosate Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

Written by on December 4, 2020 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
US EPA Evaluation Finds Glyphosate Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft biological evaluation on Wednesday finding that glyphosate is likely to injure or kill 93% of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. #glyphosatekills

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10 Ways the EPA Has Made Life More Hazardous

10 Ways the EPA Has Made Life More Hazardous

The Trump EPA has aggressively worked to erode and eliminate vital environmental and public health protections. #environmentalhazards

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Toxic to Your Brain, yet They’ve Spun This Story for 70 Years That It’s Safe and Necessary

Written by on May 20, 2018 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
Toxic to Your Brain, yet They’ve Spun This Story for 70 Years That It’s Safe and Necessary

In this interview, Paul Connett, PhD, toxicologist, environmental chemist and the founder of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), an organization that has fought to remove toxic fluoride from water supplies across the world, provides an important and exciting update on FAN’s progress during this past year. Over the past 18 years, FAN has helped hundreds of communities around the US, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel and New Zealand fight the reckless and unethical practice of water fluoridation.

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Pruitt Evades Climate Change Discussion During Record-Breaking Storm

Written by on September 9, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Pruitt Evades Climate Change Discussion During Record-Breaking Storm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt called discussion of climate change during Hurricane Irma “misplaced” in a Thursday interview with CNN.

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Top Trump Aide Calls Environmental Movement ‘The Greatest Threat to Freedom and Prosperity in the Modern World’

Written by on February 1, 2017 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Top Trump Aide Calls Environmental Movement ‘The Greatest Threat to Freedom and Prosperity in the Modern World’

Myron Ebell, who oversaw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) transition team before Trump’s inauguration, also strongly affirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to climate change denial, and promised that the U.S. would soon withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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Earth Justice: Activist Group Wins Fight to Force EPA to Set Rules for Corporate Polluters

Earth Justice: Activist Group Wins Fight to Force EPA to Set Rules for Corporate Polluters

Time and time again, we’ve seen big industrial polluters emit toxic pollution that poisons the people and ecosystems nearby. And time and time again, we’ve seen these polluters walk away from the bill, leaving taxpayers to fund the cleanup and communities to live with the contamination. That’s not right. But there’s good news. In a groundbreaking Earthjustice victory following nearly eight years of litigation, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to get moving on rules that will break this cycle

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