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Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say

Rep. Matt Gaetz has garnered support from a trio of congressmen in what he assures would translate to a smooth transition in oversight and regulations from the federal government to individual states. But legal experts disagree with the Fort Walton Beach
USA Today
added Feb 6, 2017 03:21

Trump Signs New Regulatory Limits; Cigar Regulations Not Affected

it seems possible the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could propose to eliminate two rules enacted by Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The executive order does provide more effective limits on funding. One part of the four-page order requires any
added Jan 31, 2017 19:48

Myron Ebell

In the 1990s...Ebell worked as part of a team to make regulating the tobacco industry "politically unpalatable". In 2011, as part of its "Control Abuse of Power" (CAP) project, the CEI launched lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the 1998 tobacc
added Dec 19, 2016 01:06

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

EPA Faces Lawsuit Over Grants to Scientists on Clean Air Panel

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute alleges that these scientists are dependent upon the EPA for funding..."makes a mockery of the notion of 'independent'..." institute lawyer Steve Milloy...Western States Trucking Association and...James Enstrom as
added Jun 27, 2016 22:11

EELI’s Anti-EPA Suit Uses 'Exhibit A’ from Tobacco's RICO Loss

But who is Dr. James Enstrom? Oh, he's just your run of the mill epidemiologist who took funding from tobacco giant Philip Morris and produced a study in 2003 downplaying the connection between second-hand smoke and cancer. Enstrom was such a pivotal pla
added May 19, 2016 23:06

EPA Chief McCarthy: Public Health Is ‘What We Do’

“While we are called the Environmental Protection Agency, our major role is public health. That is what we do.”... During an hour-long meeting with KHN reporters and editors, McCarthy answered questions about what the EPA is doing
Kaiser Health News
added Apr 19, 2016 16:20

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
added Mar 17, 2016 17:44

EPA Wants Insecticide Pulled Due To Enviro Safety Risks ($$)

plans to force Bayer CropScience and Nichino to stop making products with an insecticide...flubendiamide can break down into a toxic material that can harm aquatic invertebrate animals...registered to be used on more than 200 crops, including...tobacco, c
added Mar 2, 2016 15:02

[Minnesota] MN beekeeper: Feds must tighten rules on insecticide-coated seeds

A new federal lawsuit led by a Minnesota beekeeper seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide. The change would curb use of neonicotinoid pesticides that beekeepers say are inadvertently killing t
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jan 7, 2016 02:06
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