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Fracking Industry Follows Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Playbook

Bloomberg News story today revealed that several recent academic studies on fracking were ultimately funded by the gas drilling industry itself. These studies had the imprimaturs of respected public universities including Penn State, University of Texas a
EcoWatch
added Jul 25, 2012 09:42
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[New York] Coal Industry, Feeling Cornered, Peeks at Big Tobacco Playbook

website of a coal industry association when he came across a presentation that startled him: “Survival Is Victory: Lessons From the Tobacco Wars."...the coal industry was...deliberately drawing a comparison between itself and the tobacco companies. That
New York Times
added Aug 16, 2016 13:41
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing the acting director of the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence

The FDA is honored to be an integral part of the Vice President’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative (“Cancer Moonshot”), which calls on the agency to leverage the combined skills of regulatory scientists and reviewers with expertise in drugs, biologics
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Jun 29, 2016 21:50
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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
NewsMax
added Jun 27, 2016 22:11
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[California] Public Campaign Against Exxon Has Roots in a 2012 Meeting

dating back to a gathering in La Jolla, a San Diego community, in 2012. That meeting was conceived of by Naomi Oreskes... The participants, including several veterans of the tobacco wars, discussed a turning point in the fight against tobacco: the unearth
New York Times
added May 23, 2016 20:57
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As Marijuana Laws Relax, Smokers in New York Turn Bolder

If the smell (and the lightheadedness a passer-by may feel) is anything to judge by, lighting up and strolling around seems increasingly common in pockets of Brooklyn, on side streets in Manhattan and in other public spaces.
New York Times
added Dec 14, 2015 22:13
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FDA nominee faces questions about drug industry ties

President Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration defended his past ties to the pharmaceutical industry on Tuesday, saying that drug company dollars never influenced the outcome of his academic research and vowing to maintain the agency’s
Washington Post
added Nov 18, 2015 15:37
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[UK] Bacon, ham and sausages 'as big a cancer threat as smoking', WHO to warn

Global health experts are to warn that bacon, ham and sausages are as big a cancer threat as cigarettes, it has been reported. "The WCRF advises that people can reduce their bowel cancer risk by eating no more than 500g (cooked weight) per week of red me
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 24, 2015 03:43
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Scientist who urged government to sue climate skeptics gets millions from taxpayers

Doug Blanke, who once helped release 35 million pages of tobacco industry documents... “Denying the consensus of the world’s climate scientists, like insisting the world is flat, is not against the law, in itself… The law only comes into play when a compa
Fox News
added Oct 23, 2015 07:42
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Hawaii] Trade deal enters final round

As trade ministers gather today on the Hawaiian island of Maui, enough uncertainties remain that participants and observers worry the talks may falter in what is supposed to be the final round.
The Australian (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 11:18
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