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Cancer Lawsuits Allege EPA-Monsanto Collusion

Cancer Lawsuits Allege EPA-Monsanto Collusion

By Carey Gillam A new court filing made on behalf of dozens of people claiming Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide gave them cancer includes information about alleged efforts within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect Monsanto’s interests and unfairly aid the agrichemical industry. Judge Blocks Monsanto's Bid to Stop California From Listing Glyphosate as Carcinogenic […]

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    Trump’s EPA Pick Sued for Denying Public Access to Emails

    Trump’s EPA Pick Sued for Denying Public Access to Emails

    Days before the full Senate votes on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), a national investigative watchdog group, alleges in a new lawsuit that as Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt has violated the Oklahoma Open Records Act for failing to provide public access to […]

    Australia’s Chief Scientist Compares Trump to Stalin

    Australia’s Chief Scientist Compares Trump to Stalin

    The Trump administration has incited a war on science that “defies logic” and resembles the censorship enforced by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, said Monday. New Bill Would Block EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases https://t.co/WtKItMefJQ @BusinessGreen @GreenCollarGuy — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) February 6, 2017 Warning that “science is literally under attack,” Finkel […]

    New Bill Would Block EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases

    New Bill Would Block EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases

    Republican lawmakers have proposed a bill to curtail the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to address climate change. The “Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017” (HR637) would amend the Clean Air Act so that: “The term ‘air pollutant’ does not include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or sulfur hexafluoride.” The […]

    Could Exxon Walk Scot-Free?

    Could Exxon Walk Scot-Free?

    By Andy Rowell What a difference a few months make. Last year Exxon was on the ropes, reeling from the news that the company was under investigation for lying to the public and shareholders about the risks of climate change in the scandal that has become known as #ExxonKnew. Furthermore, last October Exxon faced the […]

    The Koch Brothers and Trump’s EPA Beachhead Team

    The Koch Brothers and Trump’s EPA Beachhead Team

    By Ben Jervey Earlier this week, staffers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received their first official email from the new administration. “Changes will likely come and when they do, we will work together to implement them,” wrote Don Benton, a senior White House adviser who is now leading the so-called “beachhead” team for […]

    GOP’s Move to Force Through Trump’s EPA Pick Is ‘Outrageous’

    GOP’s Move to Force Through Trump’s EPA Pick Is ‘Outrageous’

    Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have suspended their panel’s rules to force through Scott Pruitt‘s nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The maneuver was made only one day after all 10 Democratic members of the committee announced a boycott over President Donald Trump’s EPA pick. The boycott was […]

    Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on Trump’s EPA Pick

    Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on Trump’s EPA Pick

    [Editor’s note: Click here for the latest: Groups Denounce GOP’s Move to Force Through Trump’s EPA Pick] All 10 Democratic members of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee boycotted a vote on Scott Pruitt’s nomination for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wednesday, citing serious concerns over his stances on climate change and […]

    This Republican Florida Lawmaker Wants to Ban Fracking as This U.S. Rep. Wants to Abolish the EPA

    This Republican Florida Lawmaker Wants to Ban Fracking as This U.S. Rep. Wants to Abolish the EPA

    Under President Donald Trump, a GOP-controlled legislature and a potentially conservative judicial branch, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the federal government will put environmental regulations and the fight against climate change on the wayside. Instead, it may be up to local and state governments to lead this good fight. Florida is a great example of […]