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House Republicans just passed a bill forbidding scientists from advising the EPA on their own research

two other bills aimed at impeding the EPA, including one that prevents the agency from relying on what it calls “secret science” in crafting its regulations — but which in reality, opponents argue, would effectively block the EPA from adopting any new rul
Salon Magazine
added Nov 26, 2014 11:06
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OGE: Blowing Smoke at Global Warming

In 1993, my office at the Environmental Protection Agency released a landmark study...cigarette companies were already decades-long veterans of a war against facts. Since at least the 1960s, the tobacco industry had refined an innovative technique to cou
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 20, 2014 22:32
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ARCHIVE: Second-Hand Smoke: Smoke Screen?

Judge William Osteen said the “EPA publicly committed to a conclusion before research had begun” ... CHARLES BLIXT: What the judge has found is that this is de facto regulation by the EPA. CAROL BROWNER: No. No. ... BLIXT: The EPA, according to our suppl
PBS
added Apr 24, 2014 11:21
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GUEBERT: Discrediting science is not a good idea

calls the HONEST Act. A more honest name for it would be the Dishonest Act because it institutionalizes Big Tobacco’s ignorance-inspiring, doubt-producing sound science standard as the law the of the land. More specifically, the central part of the bill
Watertown (SD) Public Opinion
added Jan 4, 2018 23:48
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EPA Boots Scientists To Make Room For Corporate Hacks

these are some of the worst of the worst. These are people who once lobbied on behalf of the tobacco industry to let us know that, hey, there’s nothing dangerous about smoking cigarettes. Specifically, they told us there was no absolutely no harm in secon
Ring Of Fire Network
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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[New York] Where’s the harm?

A health-care policy advisor at the Heartland Institute has questioned whether the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can build an argument demonstrating that vaping creates a public harm. And in replying to his own question, Dr. John Dale Dunn, M
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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REPUBLICANS ARE USING BIG TOBACCO’S SECRET SCIENCE PLAYBOOK TO GUT HEALTH RULES

The small group of lawyers and PR strategists orchestrating the secret science effort are closely tied to those attacking the EPA from within. All have connections to either big tobacco, oil, or both — and almost all have been affiliated with a small, ri
The Intercept
added Feb 13, 2017 03:56
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Meet Trump’s Pick To Dismantle EPA

In another document sent to Philip Morris in 1998, Frontiers requests more funding from Phillip Morris for several staff, including Policy Director Myron Ebell, as part of a broad campaign to make regulating the tobacco industry “politically unpalatable.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 19, 2016 01:04
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Obama’s Supreme Court nominee has a history of siding with health agencies

Garland, currently chief judge on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., is known for backing federal agencies like FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency against legal challenges on health-related cases. And although he does not have a long
statnews.com
added Mar 17, 2016 17:44
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[Michigan] EDITORIAL: Hypocrisy’s stink hangs over wind farm

“Friends of the Land of the Keweenaw” (FOLK)...Steve Milloy...served on Donald Trump’s EPA transition team...with the Cato and Heartland institutes and was a paid shill for the Philip Morris tobacco company while posing as an independent journalist. He wa
Houghton (MI) Daily Mining Gazette
added Feb 13, 2018 17:57
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