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COMMENTARY | EPA’s Whack-a-Mole “Forever Chemicals” Posture Is an Intolerable Failure

by Common Dreams | May 3, 2023
The agency must treat PFAS as a class of chemicals regulated in the same manner as the European Union and other countries ...

Groups Sue to Stop Company’s ‘Forever Chemical’ Contamination of Plastic Containers

by Common Dreams | December 28, 2022
A pair of nonprofit advocacy groups on Tuesday sued a Texas company in a bid to stop it from generating so-called “forever chemicals” while manufacturing plastic containers. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) ...

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 “ ...
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