"U.S. Chamber Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures"

"From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds, according to interviews with government ministers, lobbyists, lawmakers and public health groups in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States."

Source: NY Times, 06/30/2015

Cheap and Clean



"Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think About Energy in the Age of Global Warming"

By Stephen Ansolabehere and David M. Konisky
MIT Press, $27.95


How do Americans think about energy choices?

What kinds of new power plants and delivery systems are the public likely to accept, and what types and levels of risk will consumers tolerate in return for reliable energy supplies?

"Carbon Shock"



"Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy – How Carbon Is Changing the Cost of Everything"

By Mark Shapiro
Chelsea Green Publishing, $26

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

Meaningful progress on addressing climate change isn’t just being impeded by those who deny the science behind it.

Americans Can't Know Whether Chemicals in Products They Use Are Unsafe

As Congress limps toward revisions of the badly broken Toxic Substances Control Act, it's clear that only a small fraction of the roughly 84,000 chemicals in commerce in the U.S. have actually been tested for health effects. Now an environmental health group has rated some household cleaning products firms.

May 4, 2015

Removing Roadblocks to TSCA Reform Legislation

Join the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC (or via webinar) for a lively discussion with a group of experts and advocates on the best ways to remove the obstacles that remain to advancing legislation that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Free registration required.


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