EPA can't win on pesticide actions

In the chaotic and weird world of regulating agricultural chemicals, EPA gets praised for banning one pesticide and sued for not banning another, all on the same day. This morning, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Francisco … Continue reading

Science for sale. Asbestos victim's loss

From top doctors and scientists to widows, public health experts are mustering to try to keep the EPA from watering down regulations determining the cancer-causing danger of asbestos exposure. At a meeting in Washington tomorrow, the EPA’s Superfund cops � … Continue reading

Feds to ID stores with tainted food

Sellers of meat or poultry contaminated with E. coli, Salmonella or other foodborne diseases will soon no longer be able to hide behind government privacy regulations. This morning, Ed Schafer, the Secretary of Agriculture, said that beginning next month USDA will announce the specific retail stores that received meat and poultry involved in a Class 1 recall, which is one that involves a reasonable probability of serious health consequences or death for those with weakened immune systems.

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