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Monsanto and EPA Seek to Keep Talks About Glyphosate Cancer Review a Secret

Monsanto and EPA Seek to Keep Talks About Glyphosate Cancer Review a Secret

By Carey Gillam Monsanto and officials within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are fighting legal efforts aimed at exploring Monsanto’s level of influence over regulatory assessments of the key chemical in the company’s Roundup herbicide, new federal court filings show. The revelations are contained in a series of filings made within the last few […]

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    One-Third of the Trump Team Has Ties to the Koch Brothers

    One-Third of the Trump Team Has Ties to the Koch Brothers

    By Alex Kotch The Trump White House is going to be very, very Koch-y. During the 2016 presidential campaign, billionaire industrialists and Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch made headlines by refusing to endorse a candidate. But ads in U.S. Senate races paid for by Koch-linked independent political groups hurt the image of Donald Trump’s […]

    5 Things You Need to Know About Trump’s EPA Pick Scott Pruitt

    5 Things You Need to Know About Trump’s EPA Pick Scott Pruitt

    The core, fundamental responsibility of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to ensure clean air and clean water for all Americans in order to protect our health and keep us safe. So, the agency deserves a leader who will pursue that mission tirelessly and passionately. But President-elect Donald Trump has instead nominated Scott Pruitt, […]

    Here’s What You Need to Know on the Upcoming War on Our Health and Environment

    Here’s What You Need to Know on the Upcoming War on Our Health and Environment

    Before Inauguration Day, the Trump era has opened with an extremist agenda that poses an alarming threat to our people, our environment and the core values we share about justice, fair play and our commitment to leave future generations a livable world. Already, we’ve seen a set of cabinet nominees dominated by fossil fuel advocates, […]

    ‘To Change Everything, We Need Everyone’

    ‘To Change Everything, We Need Everyone’

    By Lauren McCauley Not willing to sit idle as Donald Trump and his cabinet take office and roll out an avowedly pro-fossil fuel, anti-regulation agenda, campaigners are preparing for a multi-faceted affront to the new administration. 10 Questions the #Senate Must Ask #Pruitt & #Tillerson https://t.co/3p0OOqVOl1 @CarlPope #PollutingPruitt #Rexxon @sierraclub @greenpeaceusa — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) January […]

    10 Questions the Senate Must Ask Pruitt and Tillerson

    10 Questions the Senate Must Ask Pruitt and Tillerson

    Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in, but the Republican Congress has convened. Shortly it will begin hearings on Trump’s appointments—as a block more like a cabinet suited for a corporatist President Ted Cruz than a populist like candidate Trump. Trump and the Republicans control the White House and Congress. What they don’t control—where […]

    Texas Wineries Worry EPA Approval of Monsanto, Dow Herbicides Will ‘Kill’ Industry

    Texas Wineries Worry EPA Approval of Monsanto, Dow Herbicides Will ‘Kill’ Industry

    Wineries in Texas are worried that federal approval of two highly volatile and drift-prone herbicides used on neighboring genetically modified (GMO) cotton fields will cause widespread damage to their vineyards, The Texas Tribune details. Dicamba damage on a grape leaves. Uky.edu The herbicides in question are Monsanto’s dicamba-based XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, which was approved […]

    Trump’s EPA Pick Rouses Suspicions Over Ties to Koch Brothers

    Trump’s EPA Pick Rouses Suspicions Over Ties to Koch Brothers

    Scott Pruitt—Donald Trump‘s controversial pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—is under fire for his supposed ties to a nonprofit controlled by billionaire oil tycoons, Charles and David Koch. Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the EPA, has been known to parrot oil and gas industry talking points.Flickr POLITICO has received a […]

    10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2016

    10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2016

    By Jason Mark Christmas has come and gone, New Year’s is right around the corner. That must mean it’s time for my annual roundup of the most important environmental stories of the past year. Some of these topics got a ton of attention (cue: Donald Trump, Standing Rock) while others didn’t get half as much […]