Environmental Health

10 Senators Call for Probe of Pruitt's Purge of Science Advisory Boards

"A group of Senate Democrats is calling for an expanded investigation into efforts by the Trump Environmental Protection Agency to effectively push independent scientists off key EPA advisory boards and replace them with scientists from the fossil fuel and chemical industries."

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/10/2017

"California Cracks Down On Weed Killer As Lawsuits Abound"

"Jack McCall was a fixture at the local farmers market, where he sold avocados and other fruits he grew on his 20-acre ranch in Cambria, on California’s Central Coast. The U.S. postal worker and Little League coach was “very environmentally friendly,” said Teri McCall, his wife of 41 years. He avoided chemicals, using only his tractor-mower to root out the thistle and other weeds that continually sprouted on the flat areas of the ranch."

Source: Kaiser Health News, 11/08/2017

NJ Sets 1st State Limits for Perfluorinated Chemicals in Drinking Water

"Besides lead, no contaminant in drinking water has provoked as loud a public outcry in the last two years in the United States as a class of chemicals known as perfluorinated compounds. New Jersey regulators are taking the strongest action to date on the man-made chemicals that are used in scores of household and industrial products."

Source: Circle of Blue, 11/08/2017

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