Environmental Politics

"EPA Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains"

"The Trump administration has rejected scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, directly contradicting federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that it can stunt brain development in children."

Source: NYTimes, 09/24/2020

"In Arkansas, Backlash Against Pesticide Regulation Gets Personal"

"Twice in the past two months, vandals have struck Terry Fuller's farm, destroying tractor engines and burning stacks of hay. Each attack came immediately after Fuller appeared before Arkansas's state legislature on behalf of a state agency that's investigating farmers suspected of illegally using a herbicide called dicamba. Fuller doesn't think it's a coincidence."

Source: NPR, 09/24/2020

Pebble Exec Resigns After Being Caught On Tape Boasting Of His GOP Ties

"Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday."

Source: Washington Post, 09/24/2020

EPA Questions Science Linking Pesticide To Brain Damage In Children

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday diminished studies linking a widely-used pesticide associated with brain damage in children, a move that could enable years of continued use of controversial chlorpyrifos."

Source: The Hill, 09/23/2020

"China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets"

"President Xi Jinping of China pledged on Tuesday that his country would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called “carbon neutrality before 2060.” If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 09/23/2020

Former EPA Heads, From Both Parties, Rebuke Trump Environment Record

"Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Democrats and Republicans, on Monday issued a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration’s record on the environment after the current administrator said the agency is focused on “work that has been neglected for years.”"

Source: Reuters, 09/22/2020

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