In gut-wrenching testimonies on the economic costs and humanitarian crisis related to mountaintop removal operations, two Appalachian coalfield leaders turned the tables on an EPA-bashing Natural Resources House Committee hearing in Charleston today.
The once proud EPA that promised "to protect 95% of aquatic life and fresh water streams in central Appalachia" and defend the Clean Water Act and health of coalfield residents has succumbed to right-wing political and legal pressures.
This week, in the heart of one of the nation's best potential wind energy-producing regions, the Powder River Basin, the Obama administration handed away thousands of acres of federal land, land owned by you and me, to the coal industry.
It is innovation, like the fortified baladi bread reaching 52 million Egyptians every day, that will make the difference between surviving and thriving. Because the focus is no longer only on eating, but eating well.
Prenatal exposure to PBDEs interferes with neural development in experimental animals. Rats exposed to flame retardants during fetal development have a weakened ability to strengthen synaptic connections.