The New Lede

New scientific integrity policy lacking teeth, critics warn

by The New Lede | September 14, 2023
But according to a letter sent to HHS this month by 11 advocacy organizations, the draft policy would do little to stem what has become a systemic problem in key federal agencies whose work is supposed to protect the public but too often is swayed by political and/or corporate interests ...

Guest column: EPA has lost its way

by The New Lede | November 16, 2022
It has been more than 20 years since I worked as a senior attorney at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using my legal training to help enforce the Clean Water Act and advise agency managers on a range of hazardous waste issues ...

Hunters Point Superfund Site May Not Get Full Cleanup

by The New Lede | October 6, 2022
A full cleanup may not materialize for the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, a Superfund site since 1989, according to a memo the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on September 30th. The memo, which was directed to Public Employees for Environmental ...

High levels of toxic PFAS found in pesticides used in farming

by The New Lede | September 26, 2022
“The level of PFAS absorption by plants detected in this study suggests that this exposure pathway poses a major threat to the safety of our food supply,” Tim Whitehouse, executive director of the government watchdog group PEER, wrote in a Sept. 26 letter to EPA Administrator ...
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