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Scott Pruitt ousted EPA science advisers. Now he’s going after the science itself.

In the new directive, Pruitt wants regulations modeled on the HONEST Act, a bill championed by outgoing House Science Committee Chair Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) to eliminate “secret science.” (Smith is one of the few Republicans reaffirming support for Prui
Vox Media
added Apr 26, 2018 15:48
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Scott Pruitt unveils controversial 'transparency' rule, limiting what research EPA can use

Conservatives, such as Trump EPA transition team member Steve Milloy, have long tried to discredit independent research the agency used to justify limiting air pollution from burning coal and other fossil fuels. A series of studies has shown that fine pa
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 26, 2018 15:30
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[Asia, Pakistan] Fighting stick with stick

the anti-tobacco campaigners, independent research organisations, the Ministry of National Health Services (MNHS) etc, reject this claim and stress that the production of cigarettes has increased drastically due to tax concessions, and the revenue target
The News (pk)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:19
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Pruitt signs proposed rule to erase 'secret science' from EPA

Speaking in front of a number of well-known climate change skeptics including the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Myron Ebell, Pruitt announced that the new rule would require science to "be transparent, reproducible and able to be analyzed by those i
The Hill
added Apr 26, 2018 15:04
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[Louisiana] Healthier air for all

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living evaluates and implements tobacco control initiatives that can reduce and prevent tobacco use, to help Louisianans lead healthier lives. Their aim is to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in public spaces
KNOE 8 News (Monroe, LA)
added Apr 26, 2018 14:42
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Smith pitched Pruitt on 'secret science.' Now it's happening ($$)

EPA coordinated with House Republicans about their plans to restrict the science used in crafting regulations, newly released emails show.
E&E News
added Apr 26, 2018 13:36
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The EPA Is Acting Like Big Tobacco

in 1995, Glantz and other researchers unearthed documents...When Pruitt announced the EPA’s new science policy on Tuesday, Milloy was one of the few people invited to the event—reporters were not—because he has been a longtime proponent of the “secret sc
The New Republic
added Apr 26, 2018 12:45
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[Alaska] LETTER: Smoke-free workplace bill should be passed

To the editor: I was quite confused and very disappointed when I read the editorial on April 18. I think it was full of misinformation. Here are some facts: ... It is time for Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, to stop playing politics with the health
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 26, 2018 12:18
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[Denmark] Jack up cigarette prices significantly to stop juvenile smokers, politicians urged

The best way to stop young people smoking is to price them out of the cigarette market. That seems to be the message from a new report complied by the prevention council, Vidensråd for Forebyggelse. The report’s authors examined all the scientific evide
Copenhagen Post (dk)
added Apr 26, 2018 11:53
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[Illinois] Durbin & Senators Press JUUL Labs, Inc. For Answers On Marketing Addictive E-Cigarette Vaping Product To Teens, Urge FDA To Take Swift Action

“Your company’s popular vaping device (JUUL) and its accompanying flavored nicotine cartridges (JUULpods) are undermining our nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use among youth and putting an entire new generation of children at risk of nicotine addicti
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Apr 26, 2018 11:52
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