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How the EPA Ignores the Dangers of Pesticide Cocktails

How the EPA Ignores the Dangers of Pesticide Cocktails

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators and rare plants, according to an investigation by the Center for Biological Diversity. These “synergistic” combinations have been widely overlooked by the EPA […]

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    Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants Announce Retirement

    Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants Announce Retirement

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Midwest Generation announced the planned retirement of the Fisk and Crawford coal plants, two of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the nation located in the heart of Chicago’s Southwest side. According to an agreement signed by Midwest Generation, the Clean Power Coalition, and […]

    The Toxic Air Burden from Industrial Power Plants Near You

    The Toxic Air Burden from Industrial Power Plants Near You

    Earthjustice Earthjustice released a white paper and interactive map on Feb. 23 showing the locations and reported baseline emissions from 1,753 industrial power plants across the U.S. Industrial power plants are in‐house power plants that burn conventional fuels like coal, biomass and oil. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently under court order to […]

    Arsenic in Organic Foods Reveals a Wider Problem for All Food Production

    Arsenic in Organic Foods Reveals a Wider Problem for All Food Production

    Organic Trade Association A recently published study by researchers at Dartmouth College has called into question the presence of arsenic in some organic products. While the study itself focused on infant formula, health bars and high energy foods, the resulting interpretation of the findings failed to address the arsenic issue as a serious concern for […]

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Earthjustice A coalition of groups has filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of air pollution discharge permits for Shell’s Discoverer drillship and associated fleet for use in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. The permits, provisionally approved last September, were issued Feb. 10, 2012. […]

    U.S. EPA Sued for Failure to Issue Air Pollution Standards

    U.S. EPA Sued for Failure to Issue Air Pollution Standards

    Earthjustice The American Lung Association and the National Parks Conservation Association filed a federal lawsuit on Feb. 14 to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to complete the required review of the need for stronger limits on the amount of soot, smoke and other airborne particles that endanger public health. Airborne particulate matter is […]

    16 States Oppose ‘Good Neighbor Rule’

    16 States Oppose ‘Good Neighbor Rule’

    Center for American Progress By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, Rebecca Leber On Monday, Feb. 6, 16 states and numerous power companies that oppose new pollution-reduction rules must file their petitions with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. In response to their initial suit, the court granted a motion to temporarily “stay,” or […]

    Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops

    Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops

    Environmental Working Group The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) detection of arsenic, a known human carcinogen, barium and other contaminants in the well water of homes near natural gas drilling operations in Dimock Township, Pa., should prompt a nationwide investigation of drilling-linked water pollution. “EPA and other officials must move quickly to ensure these families […]