National (U.S.)

December 4, 2015 to December 5, 2015

The Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP) and Public Meetings

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry invites the public to two meetings: The CAP Meeting (Dec 4) and to hear from the authors of a group of health studies that have been conducted to better understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (Dec 5).

"Park Service May Strengthen Its Oil And Gas Regulations"

"For years, the company operating oil wells in New Mexico’s Aztec National Monument was exempt from being regulated by the National Park Service, which manages the site to protect ancient Pueblo structures. As a result, a dirt access road to one of the wells runs directly over buried ruins. A park archeologist once watched as a grader resurfacing the deeply rutted road exposed archeological remnants."

Source: High Country News, 11/04/2015

"Senate Measure To Stop Water Rule Advances"

"The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a measure to block the Obama administration’s new regulation asserting federal authority over small waterways." But if the measure ever reaches President Obama's desk, he is likely to veto it, and the Senate seems unable to override a veto.

Source: The Hill, 11/04/2015

"EPA Used Monsanto’s Research to Give Roundup a Pass"

EPA's conclusion that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup (and the most widely used herbicide in the world) was not an endocrine disruptor was based largely on studies conducted by Monsanto. Independent studies found more health-related problems with glyphosate. Most pesticide registrations rely primarily on health studies paid for by companies.

Source: The Intercept, 11/04/2015

Obama Won’t Yield to Company’s Bid to Delay Keystone Pipeline Decision

"The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had no intention of bowing to a request from the company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline to delay a decision on the project, saying he wanted to take action before his tenure ends."

Source: NY Times, 11/04/2015


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