Environmental Politics

"In Vast Effort, F.D.A. Spied on E-Mails of Its Own Scientists"

"WASHINGTON -- A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and Drug Administration against a group of its own scientists used an enemies list of sorts as it secretly captured thousands of e-mails that the disgruntled scientists sent privately to members of Congress, lawyers, labor officials, journalists and even President Obama, previously undisclosed records show."

Source: NY Times, 07/16/2012

"Delays, Cost Increases at Nation's New Nuclear Projects"

"Despite promises from the nuclear industry to regulators and consumers that they learned from mistakes of the past, the nation's first two nuclear reactor projects built from scratch in 30 years are headed toward hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns and months, if not years, of delays."

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 07/13/2012

N. American Environmental Officials Briefed on Community Concerns

"Senior environment officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada meeting in New Orleans on Wednesday were briefed on environmental concerns facing homeland communities, including indoor air pollution in Alaska, protecting freshwater sources from sewage and other pollutants in Mexico, and the impact of climate change already on First Nation villages along the Arctic Circle."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/12/2012

West Nile v. Pesticides: Sick Neighbors Face Off on Mosquito Spraying

A Colorado family typifies a growing number of Americans whose health may be put at risk by the drift of pesticides from their neighbors' fogging activities. But neighbors doing the fogging say they, too, are acting to protect their health. A judge ruled this month that pesticide drift can be a form of trespass.

Source: Huffington Post, 07/12/2012


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