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[Illinois] Glancing Back: March 6-7

25 years ago, 1993 MATTOON -- In the wake of new studies that show that second-hand smoke causes cancer...Local governments, restaurants and other businesses have taken steps toward eliminating smoking. Mattoon Mayor Roger Dettro recently made smoking p
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (IL)
added Mar 6, 2018 18:26
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[Virginia] Back in the Day | Sit-down protests spread to Portsmouth

1993 • A new policy implemented earlier this month aboard the Norfolk-based carrier Theodore Roosevelt restricts smoking to seven bathrooms aboard the ship. Recently, studies revealing the dangers of secondhand smoke have prompted the ship’s officers to
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Feb 18, 2018 18:33
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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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MILLER: Controversial Trump Nominee Michael Dourson Is Finally Leaving EPA Job He Never Had

Dourson had a history of supporting weakening standards for toxic chemicals to the detriment of people’s health—working for the tobacco industry to downplay the effects of secondhand smoke, the chemical industry to bless Teflon, and the Koch brothers to d
AlterNet.org
added Jan 31, 2018 03:46
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Looking Back

1993:...EPA administrator William K. Reilly's endorsement of a report by a panel of scientific advisers to the agency ended a contentious two-year review of the issue during which the panel's evidence and conclusions were denounced repeatedly by the tobac
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Jan 8, 2018 15:51
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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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[Indiana] LAUTENBERG: THE HAZARDOUS NOMINEE WHO COULD LEAD THE EPA'S CHEMICAL SAFETY PROGRAM

As a Senator, my late husband, Frank Lautenberg, made it his mission to fight for the health of Americans...Dourson is certainly not unique in doing this kind of work: There are plenty of scientists who worked for big tobacco, and more recently the chemi
WTHI-TV (Terre Haute, IN)
added Dec 7, 2017 13:33
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ASCHWARDEN: There’s No Such Thing As ‘Sound Science’ / The easiest way to undermine good science is to demand that it be made “sound.”

The phrase was adopted by the tobacco industry in the 1990s ...Philip Morris vice president of corporate affairs Ellen Merlo wrote that the program was designed to “discredit the EPA report,” “prevent states and cities, as well as businesses from passing
FiveThirtyEight
added Dec 6, 2017 17:38
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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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Scott Pruitt Just Doesn’t Know When To Stop

Earlier this month, in a bold move, Scott Pruitt terminated all Environmental Protection Agency board members who receive grants for their research and replaced them with eleven controversial new members, including those who have a history of downplaying
Legal Reader
added Nov 21, 2017 13:22
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