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Climate Science Deniers Aren’t The Only Ones Using The Tobacco Industry Playbook

Award-winning reporter Clare Howard, now with the investigative journalism nonprofit, “100Reporters,” has a must-read piece on the length one company went to in order to discredit critics ... Steven Milloy ... is also in Syngenta’s Supportive Third Part
Think Progress (blog)
added Jun 19, 2013 09:13
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Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests. "The study does not prove that pollution increases risk for autism. It found an association," cautioned lead author Andrea Roberts, a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 18, 2013 15:35
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[Massachusetts] Officials: Municipalities Should Have Power to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana in Public

State Rep. Cleon Turner says the legislature should have had control of the rules in regards to the passage of the pot laws.
Boston Magazine
added Jun 18, 2013 13:27
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Microsampling Air Pollution

he ran over to an idling Honda Pilot and held a small, black sensor to its tailpipe. On his phone, carbon monoxide levels, predictably, jumped off the chart. ... “Just sampling air,” ... and dashed on to a woman with a lighted cigarette.
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 4, 2013 02:05
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Smoking Alcohol Tops Butt Chugging As Most Ridiculous New Bro Trend (VIDEO)

The trend is already being dismantled by party poopers doctors, who tell Fox 5 in the video above that it's extremely dangerous. Inhaled alcohol vapor goes to the blood and brain too quickly -- speeding up the alcohol poisoning process -- and booze is, n
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 30, 2013 13:28
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[District of Columbia] Obama Plans to Nominate 3 Judges for Key Court

Often called the second most important court in the country, the Washington court has overturned major parts of the president’s agenda in the last four years, on regulations covering Wall Street, the environment, tobacco, labor unions and workers’ rights.
New York Times
added May 28, 2013 00:19
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Srinivasan Confirmed for D.C. Circuit on Bipartisan Vote

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Sri Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Thursday, making him President Obama's first successful nomination to the court and the first new judge there since 2006. The 97-0 vote reflected h
Law.com
added May 24, 2013 12:33
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Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 15, 2013 13:42
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How Wall Street Defanged Dodd-Frank

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.
The Nation
added May 8, 2013 14:19
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In D.C. Circuit, Lobbyists Fight Obama Lobbying Ban

lawyers for a half-dozen lobbyists contend the Obama administration's prohibition on federal lobbyists from sitting on agency boards and commissions has "punished" their clients.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added May 7, 2013 18:27
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