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Bacon Causes Cancer...and Complacence

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

We can choose to be informed. We can choose to reduce harm to ourselves and the planet by eating less meat. And we can choose not to be complacent about industries that pollute our bodies and our environment.

Senate Looks Poised To Pass Major Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Senate may pass bipartisan environmental legislation as soon as next week, and it's kind of a big deal. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-...

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

Chemicals Linked to Thyroid Disease: 10 Tips to Protect Your Health

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
LuxEco Living

By Lorri Ballance Laird, LuxEco Advocate You may be at risk to thyroid dysfunction due to chemicals in the environment. Three summers ago, I sudden...

House Bipartisanship Throws Up Pitifully Weak Toxic Chemicals Control Bill

Rena Steinzor | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

The sad truth is that we don't require enough testing on toxic chemicals before chemical manufacturers market them in this country, and public health has paid a heavy price for this omission.

Kate Sheppard

House Advances Chemical Safety Reform Bill, Teeing Up Senate Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday evening that would reform the country's principal chemical safety law, moving Co...

The Senate's 'Chemical Safety' Myths

Michael Green | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Michael Green

The Senate is poised to adopt a "chemical safety" bill (S. 697) that is fully supported by the chemical industry -- the same companies that have fought for decades against any restrictions on their toxic products.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Committee Advances Chemical Safety Reforms | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would update the nation's 39-year-old law governi...

Protecting the Public From Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

We all can have a role in impacting increasing incidences of cancer; leadership on all levels, both legislatively and in corporate America, must be engaged to do whatever they can to work toward reducing cancer risk.

Long Distance Government

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Senate bill S.697, legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, will create stumbling blocks for states that wish to protect their citizens and their families from harmful chemicals.

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Seems Poised To Advance 'Compromise' Chemical Regulation Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators traded some jabs at a hearing on chemical safety legislation Wednesday, but it seems likely that the bill will advance out of t...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Bill Would Overhaul U.S. Chemical Regulations | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul U.S. chemical regulations. The bill, from Sens. D...

Edison Electric Institute's Anti-Solar, PR Spending Revealed

Gabe Elsner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Gabe Elsner

Most Americans already know that lobbying and influence play a big role in the legislative process, especially in Washington, D.C. However, a new report reveals that a large portion of trade association spending goes to PR firms and advertising.

Four Workers Killed After Texas Chemical Leak

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a DuPont industrial plant in suburb...

Fracking And Toxic Air

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

A new study, published this week in the journal Environmental Health, identifies potentially hazardous concentrations of air pollutants near some oil and gas operations in five states. The research shines a light on what some communities face as US oil and gas development accelerates.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Department Says System Protecting Workers From Chemicals Is 'Broken' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The country's top workplace safety official said Thursday that the regulatory system protecting workers from chemical exposure is "broke...

Building a Cancer-Free Future

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

We are deeply investing all we have in a shifting culture with time, energy and minimal resources. We are not selling treatment, we are selling prevention. There is no short term financial model for prevention -- no buildings, machines or treatments.

Kids vs. Pesticides

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Bill Couzens

It is an idyllic childhood for children to grow up around farming. However, some farming uses conventional methods of agriculture that include the use of some harmful pesticides.

We Thought It Was Safe

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While the environment can be powerful, its negative effects are primarily man-made. Everything we put in the environment impacts our surroundings and inevitably, human health.

These Chemicals Are Keeping Your Food Fresh

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Many of these chemicals are synthesized in a lab, and basically look like white powders before they're added to your food.

Yes, I Was a Smoker

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My mother was a gentle soul. In her best disciplinary voice, a whisper at most, used one time during my teenage years, she said, "Bill, I wish you would not smoke -- it's bad for you."  

It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Harmful chemicals abound in household cleaning agents, personal care products, cosmetics, as well as pesticides and weed killers. American consumers have no assurance that everyday products are safe for children and adults.

Greg Abbott Thinks Companies Will Reveal Their Chemical Stockpiles If You Just Ask Nice

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) came under a barrage of criticism this week after he urged the state's residents to just "drive around" and kno...

Godzilla and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

David Ropeik | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Are these technological solutions to some of the damage humans have done to ourselves and the natural world, or are they just versions of Castle Bravo and the Oxygen Destroyer, escalations of a self-destructive technological death spiral?