Environmental Health

Roundup's Active Ingredient Facing Wave Of Suits As Alleged Carcinogen

"Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s marquee product, Roundup, is coming under fire from hundreds of legal challenges across the U.S., with individuals alleging that the herbicide is carcinogenic and linked to cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 03/14/2017

EPA Budget Cuts Threaten a Program Near You

As the Trump administration proposes big cuts at environmental agencies like the U.S. EPA, the latest TipSheet explores how to dig up local angles from the budget action. Examples: Tracking changes at EPA regional offices and labs, at Superfund or at state revolving funds for clean water and safe drinking water programs.

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"Bird Flu Cases Revive Fear Of Repeat Of Major 2015 Outbreak"

"The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm has poultry farmers stepping up security in an attempt to prevent an outbreak like the one in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys in the Midwest. The appearance of milder forms of bird flu at a Wisconsin turkey farm and another Tennessee chicken farm has heightened concern."

Source: AP, 03/10/2017

After Obamacare: Retired Miners Face Losses If Affordable Care Act Ends

"Retired coal miners face a one-two punch to their health benefits that could leave many of them in the lurch. A repeal of Obamacare and the expiration of miner’s health protections could make it hard for any coal retiree to get health care."

Source: Ohio Valley Resource, 03/09/2017

"E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics"

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, "a former Oklahoma attorney general who built a career out of suing the agency he now leads, has moved to stock the top offices of the agency with like-minded conservatives — many of them skeptics of climate change and all of them intent on rolling back environmental regulations that they see as overly intrusive and harmful to business."

Source: NY Times, 03/08/2017

"Senate Votes To Kill Worker Safety Rule Aimed At Federal Contractors"

"President Trump and congressional Republicans are poised to roll back a series of Obama-era worker safety regulations targeted by business groups, beginning Monday night with a vote by the Senate to kill a rule that required federal contractors to disclose and correct serious safety violations."

Source: Washington Post, 03/07/2017

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