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Biden EPA Unveils ‘First-Ever’ Blueprint to Protect Endangered Species From Pesticides

by Common Dreams | April 12, 2022
Kyla Bennett, who directs science policy for the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said she appreciated EPA’s honesty around not having the resources to meet its demands in a reasonable time frame. But she pointed to a number of concerns, namely the workplan&# ...

War on Science Persists Within Biden EPA as Staffers Allege Chemical Reports Altered

by Common Dreams | July 7, 2021
“Four scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency are alleging that the “war on science” is continuing under the Biden administration, with managers at the agency altering reports about the risks posed by chemicals and retaliating against employees who report the ...

Amid Broader Concerns Over Biden USDA Nominee, Watchdog Flags ‘Disturbing Suppression’ of Science by Vilsack

by Common Dreams | January 29, 2021
“On top of concerns about his close industry ties, corporate-friendly policy record, and alarming civil rights history, President Joe Biden’s Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack is also facing scrutiny over what one watchdog organization on Friday characterized as “ ...

Giving Up the Game, DOJ Argues in Court Filing That Trump Lost 2020 Election

by Common Dreams | January 5, 2021
“In a court filing submitted in late December as part of a lawsuit contesting the status of Trump administration officials serving unconfirmed in “temporary” positions, lawyers with the U.S. Justice Department argued the case should be tossed out because the issue would ...

Tests Reveal Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Aerial Pesticide Showered Over Millions of Acres in US

by Common Dreams | December 1, 2020
“A national nonprofit revealed Tuesday that testing commissioned by the group as well as separate analysis conducted by Massachusetts officials show samples of an aerially sprayed pesticide used by the commonwealth and at least 25 other states to control mosquito-borne illnesses ...