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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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EPA swaps top science advisers with industry allies

Eleven new members of the [EPA's] Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution...including two who have spun science for tobacco companies
Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:11
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EPA Awards $25K Grant to Lewiston, Maine Non-profit for Indoor Air Quality Efforts

to reduce health threats caused by poor indoor air quality, including radon indoors, mold and secondhand smoke. The Central Maine Community Health Corps received the funds from EPA’s Healthy Homes program for a program that will reduce the negative health
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
added Oct 26, 2017 04:49
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[Florida] Case against Phillip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company brought by widow to be re-tried

"[SGR] reports did not constitute original research...rather, they summarized and compiled a mix of information, opinion and advocacy from outside sources.”...since the authors of the reports couldn’t be cross-examined, the reports were hearsay.
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Sep 15, 2017 14:26
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From the tobacco industry to the EPA, latest Trump nominee bad news for vulnerable chemical safety law

Running the toxics office at the EPA is unlikely to change Dourson’s outlook. After all, this is the man who defended his work for tobacco to downplay concerns about second-hand smoke by saying “Jesus hung out with prostitutes and tax collectors.”
Environmental Defense Fund
added Sep 12, 2017 15:48
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Take action: Even for Trump, This is a Terrible Nominee: We can't trust a chemical industry hired gun to put our health first.

Michael Dourson...not only helped Big Tobacco play down the health impacts of second-hand smoke, but...paid for by the very chemical industry he could soon be in charge of regulating, now that President Trump has nominated him to lead the EPA's toxics off
Environmental Defense Fund
added Aug 18, 2017 01:08
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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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[West Virginia] Critics say HONEST Act undercuts EPA’s use of science

the rhetoric of the HONEST Act. “When the tobacco industry or the Republican Congress say they want sound science, they don’t mean sound science,” Michaels said. “They mean something that sounds like science.”
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Apr 11, 2017 15:10
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