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Chicago Intends to Sue U.S. Steel After 2 Toxic Spills This Year, Mayor Says
Business  (tags: Chicago, chemical spills, EPA, hexavalent chromium, Lake Michigan, Rahm Emanuel, US Steel )

- 120 days ago -
The chemical spill from the U.S. Steel facility in Portage caused beaches in and around Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to close and left officials scrambling to determine the extent of damage caused to the local environment.
Petition - Tell EPA: Ban These Dangerous Chemicals Now!
Business  (tags: epa, dangerous chemicals, trichloroethylene, ban of harmful chemicals, prevention of damages, Health issues, stronger protection laws )

- 121 days ago -
Thanks to you, the EPA received more than 60,000 comments supporting the agency's proposed bans on two dangerous paint stripper chemicals. But it's been almost a year since the EPA proposed those bans-as well as a ban on another solvent, trichloroethylene
Petition - Tell Your Senators: Vote NO on Giveaways to the Fossil Fuel Industry!
Business  (tags: fossil fuel industry, tax cuts, corporate polluters, environmental protection, epa, giveaways, politics, prevention of environmental damages, air, water, climate )

- 179 days ago -
The GOP is looking to hand $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to corporate polluters and billionaires through a disastrous budget bill. This would put us on a path to slashing the EPA and gutting our most basic environmental protections. The evidence is clear:
Congress Must Investigate Collusion Between Monsanto and the EPA, Now
Business  (tags: Monsanto, EPA, Congress, investigation, corruption )

- 363 days ago -
Newly discovered internal emails and other documents are being made public. They paint an increasingly troubling and sinister picture of corruption.
Bayer Refuses the EPA's Request to Stop Selling a Pesticide. Wait, What?
Business  (tags: abuse, Bayer, corporate, EPA, ethics, farming, environment, government, marketing, money, pesticides, world )

- 753 days ago -
Bayer, the enormous German pharmaceutical and chemical company, made news recently when it simply refused the EPA's request to cancel one of its products, a pesticide the EPA says is unsafe.
How DuPont Slipped Past the EPA
Business  (tags: Teflon, C-8, PFOA, DuPont, Robert Bilott, regulations, lawsuits, West Virginia DEP, EPA, water, toxins, health effects, chemicals, coverup )

- 941 days ago -
"DuPont made me money," he said, "but I certainly think now they needed to come clean with whatever happened." This is Part 2 of the Teflon story. C8, which is in the bloodstream of 99.7 percent of Americans, remains unregulated at the national level.
Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to Take Action to Fight Climate Change PETITION!!
Business  (tags: EPA, environment, climate-change, climate, carbon emissions, pollution, power plants, weather, science, protection, politics, healthconditions, globalwarming, society, safety, law, americans, ethics )

- 1491 days ago -
Power plants are the country's largest stationary source of carbon dioxide. In 2009, the EPA found that by causing climate change, carbon emissions endanger both public health and the welfare of current and future generations.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Require Product Labels That Assess Environmental Impact
Business  (tags: ethics, environment, EPA, news, business, law, society, usa )

- 1743 days ago -
Life-cycle assessment is an analytical tool that assesses the environmental impacts associated with a product, reviewing all stages of production that encompasses a cradle-to-grave method.
No OSHA Inspections at Texas Plant in 5 Years: Are We Doing Enough to Protect Workplace Safety?
Business  (tags: Amy Goodman, Mike Elk, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, Occupational Safety and Health Administr, (OSHA), West Fertilizer Co., last inspection 5 years ago, EPA, OSHA understaffed/underfunded, video )

- 1798 days ago -
In the wake of the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, reporter Mike Elk of In These Times magazine joins us to discuss the plant's safety record and the troubling regulatory environment for workplaces in Texas and nationwide.
Just One of Monsanto's Cromes, or Why We Can't Trust the EPA
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, dioxin, EPA, Dow, Monsanto, government, lies, money, world )

- 2166 days ago -
2,4-D and the dioxin pollution it creates are too dangerous to allow, period, but in the hands of bad actors like Monsanto and Dow Chemical the dangers increase exponentially. What's the Environmental Protection Agency doing? Helping cover-up the chemical
Weighing Safety of Weed Killer in Drinking Water, EPA Relies Heavily on Industry-Backed Studies
Business  (tags: weed-killers, health risks, EPA, Industry study, consumers, americans, abuse, corporate, dishonesty, corruption, business, ethics, environment )

- 2811 days ago -
Companies with a financial interest in a weed-killer sometimes found in drinking water paid for thousands of studies federal regulators are using to assess the herbicide's health risks, records of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show. Many of the
EPA Acts on Petition to Regulate Nano-Silver Products
Business  (tags: EPA, nano-silver, nanotechnology, ICTA, health, product safety )

- 3407 days ago -
Acknowledging the critical need for in-depth review of products utilizing nanotechnology pesticides, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a 60-day public comment period in response to a petition filed by the International Center for Technology

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