Posts Tagged 'environmental protection agency'

Think Asbestos is Banned? Think Again.

EPA moves to ban all forms of asbestosWhen people hear the word “asbestos,” a couple of ideas are likely to instantly come to mind. The first, of course, is the fiber’s link to a type of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. Once a staple of the construction industry, asbestos was praised for its insulating properties and was used extensively in the construction of houses and other structures. It wasn’t until asbestos became synonymous with mesothelioma that ...

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Bayer Seeking Reversal of Hardeman Roundup Cancer Verdict

bayer seeks reversal of hardeman roundup cancer verdictNot content with a $55 million reduction in the amount it was ordered to pay California resident Edwin Hardeman for causing him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Bayer has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse the remaining $25 million in the verdict. According to Reuters, the corporation maintains that the Hardeman verdict “defied regulatory findings and sound science” and ...

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Citing PR “Nightmare,” Government Hides Report on Military Water Contamination

White House and EPA hide report on military water contaminationIt has been one of the oldest, most overly-used tropes in the book. As the intended stewards of our nation’s natural resources, the Environmental Protection Agency has fought for decades against the notion that it puts owls over people; that it somehow values a small, previously unheard-of rodent over the potential impact of hundreds or thousands of jobs.

While the EPA’s regulations have put the brakes on initiatives ...

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