Environmental Health

"Environment Canada Investigates Many, But Convicts Few"

"Environment Canada enforcement officers launched hundreds of investigations, typed up thousands of warnings and carried out tens of thousands of inspections over a recent seven-year stretch. But over that period they nailed down only 32 convictions – putting the annual average at less than five."

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 02/07/2011

"Public Health Groups Launching Campaign To Defend EPA Climate Rules"

"A coalition of public health organizations in the coming weeks plans to step up efforts to oppose legislation that would block or delay Environmental Protection Agency climate rules." Budget-cutting Republicans on Capitol Hill will be encouraged to reduce the healthcare costs borne by taxpayers and ratepayers as a result of air pollution.

Source: E2 Wire, 02/04/2011

"EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Hears Impact of Pollution on City's Poor"

"EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson spent an hour listening to residents of El Paso, Vinton, Westway, Sunland Park and other locations who spoke of health problems they believe are related to pollution from a steel plant, a landfill, chemical plants, dairies and Asarco, the shuttered smelter."

Source: El Paso Times, 01/31/2011


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