$90B Whistleblower Suit Filed Against Four Major Chemical Companies

"Four of the country's largest chemical companies have been accused of selling billions of dollars worth of harmful isocyanate chemicals but intentionally concealing their dangers to consumers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the past several decades."

Source: EcoWatch, 09/19/2016

"GOP Eases Lead Paint Laws After $750,000 In Donations"

"MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature approved a measure aimed at retroactively shielding paint makers from liability after a billionaire owner of a lead producer contributed $750,000 to a political group that provided crucial support to Walker and Republicans in recall elections, according to a report released Wednesday."

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/16/2016

PA: "Could Shell’s Ethane Cracker Erase Recent Gains in Air Quality?"

"Officials around [Pennsylvania] are optimistic about the impact of Shell’s new ethane cracker on the local economy. It will bring thousands of construction jobs to western Pennsylvania and 600 permanent ones once it’s built along the Ohio River in Beaver County. The plant will produce 1.6 million tons of plastic a year out of the region’s natural gas."

Source: Allegheny Front, 09/13/2016


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