Current law has no disclosure requirements for fake grass-roots lobbying — such as that of a coal industry campaign to stop climate legislation which sent forged letters to members of Congress, pretending to be from minority and community organizations.
The Huffington Post Investigative Fund uncovers EPA's failure to warn people in at least four states about unsafe levels of the weedkiller atrazine in their wellwater.
The data, from hundreds of facilities in 35 states, provide reporters the raw material for hundreds of local stories.
"Yorba Linda, close to one of last year's major burn areas, is among cities trapping and killing the predators. Animal activists object, and more debate is planned."
Source: LA Times, 09/09/2009
"The Environmental Protection Agency agreed Friday to update its standards on radon emissions from uranium mills."
Source: Canon City Daily Record, 09/09/2009
"By certifying species as endangered, government programs can backfire."
Source: Scientific American, 09/09/2009
The CDC rarely gets requests to investigate cancer clusters, and it is rarer still that the agency finds a cancer cluster exists, much less what caused it.
Source: Northwest Herald, 09/09/2009
"The toxic leftovers from burning coal for power are sitting in nearly 600 sites in 35 states, according to a federal survey released Tuesday."
Source: AP, 09/09/2009
"Half of all the fish eaten in the world now is raised on fish farms rather than caught in the wild, according to new research by an international team of scientists."
Source: ENS, 09/09/2009
"Citing 'clear evidence' of likely environmental damage, the Obama administration has moved toward revoking the largest mountaintop-removal permit in West Virginia history."
Source: Charleston Gazette, 09/09/2009