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Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit raises questions about EPA, herbicides and ethics

“On one end of the spectrum you have very potent carcinogens like asbestos, and tobacco smoke, that affect a broad swath of people, on the other hand you have very innocuous things...In-between those, you have everything else, and a mild-to-moderate carci
Salon Magazine
added Aug 11, 2018 15:23
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YEARS AGO FOR JULY 21

1993...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urges parents not to smoke in their homes and said nonsmokers should be protected from secondhand smoke in public places and on the job.
Youngstown (OH) Vindicator
added Jul 23, 2018 06:14
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ARCHIVE: EPA swaps top science advisers with industry allies

Two of Pruitt’s new appointees helped companies defend their products or fight restrictions on secondhand smoke... Graham got his $25,000 and later served as an adviser to The Advancement for Sound Science Coalition, a group created by Philip Morris to
Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
added Jul 8, 2018 14:54
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ARCHIVE: EPA swaps top science advisers with industry allies

Two of Pruitt’s new appointees helped companies defend their products or fight restrictions on secondhand smoke, and another sought more than $300,000 in tobacco industry funding but was rejected. John Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Pub
Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
added Jul 8, 2018 14:53
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8 ways resigning EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt suppressed science

Eleven new members of the EPA’s board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution and other hazards, including two who have spun science for tobacco companies
Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
added Jul 8, 2018 14:44
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WILSON: Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors revived by Pruitt’s science transparency policy

Big Tobacco realized the best chance of avoiding regulation lay not in attempting to combat each study as it came out, but rather in changing the standards to which those studies were held. To do this, they sought to use transparency and reproducibility
The Hill
added Jun 4, 2018 22:02
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Scott Pruitt's Secret Science Plan Was Developed to Defend Tobacco and It Could Be Coming for Clean Air Rules

In early 1998, lobbying and PR company Powell Tate was busy with a strategy to protect its tobacco industry clients from health and safety regulations. Costing roughly $200,000, the plan was called “Secret Science” and would be a public affairs campaign
DeSmogBlog
added May 7, 2018 22:09
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Pruitt: EPA will seek 'comprehensive rule' to alter New Source Review

"The type of studies you want to exclude are the same kind of scientific studies that lead in pipe and paints harm children and that secondhand smoke is a dangerous carcinogen," Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) said at the hearing. "We're talking about landmark stu
UtilityDive
added Apr 27, 2018 17:02
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ON THE EPA'S NEW 'SECRET SCIENCE' POLICY, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BOTH PROFESS A FEAR OF POLITICIZED SCIENCE

"I've been through this with the tobacco industry," Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) said at one point. "I think I have a good handle on what's going on." Tobacco companies famously cast doubt on the research showing secondhand smoke is dangero
Pacific standard magazine and PSMag.com
added Apr 27, 2018 16:57
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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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