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Lawless EPA: Trump Administration Waives Regulation of Brain Damage-Causing Water Contaminant Against Court Orders

When do the polluters pay health costs? Profit over people…”The public is reasonably infuriated by the EPA’s lack of action to regulate a chemical as toxic as perchlorate. On top of its contamination, the chemical causes brain damage in babies and is especially damaging to the health of animals as well. Since the chemical is …

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Federal Court Urged to Hold ‘Rogue’ Trump EPA in Contempt for Blatant Defiance of Ban on Toxic Weed Killer | Common Dreams News

Lawless corporate lobbyist and head of EPA sides with chemical industry to protect profits over health. ..“It’s mind-boggling to see the EPA blatantly ignore a court ruling, especially one that provides such important protections for farmers and the environment,” Stephanie Parent, a senior attorney with CBD, said in a statement. “We’re asking this court to …

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Court shoots down US EPA approval of dicamba pesticide

When corporate lobbyists run US agencies: dicamba being used as weeds have become glyphosate resistant. “A review of the record shows that the EPA substantially understated the risks that it acknowledged,” wrote US Circuit Judge William Fletcher. “The review also shows that the EPA entirely failed to acknowledge other risks.” Court shoots down US EPA …

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Trump orders agencies to cut regulations that ‘inhibit economic recovery’

Disaster Capitalism on steroids’: “Step one: Remove the Inspectors General who keep an eye on wrongdoing at our federal agencies. Step two: Tell the agencies that it’s open season on measures that keep workers, consumers, and the environment safe,” Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) tweeted. Trump orders agencies to cut regulations that ‘inhibit economic recovery’ …

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EPA won’t regulate rocket fuel chemical tied to developmental damage: NYT

Living in a corporatocracy: protection of profits more important than children’s lives. “EPA’s cynical decision to defy a court order and the law, and to ignore the science that, as the American Academy of Pediatrics has said, dictates a strong perchlorate standard to protect vulnerable kids, is a deeply disturbing violation of the agency’s mission,” …

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Trump’s EPA May Cause as Many U.S. Deaths as the Coronavirus

“Putting the potential mortality from these two actions  together gets us up to 90,000 deaths.  That’s for only two EPA actions.  The total for all of the Trump EPA’s rollbacks would be higher.   No doubt there could be disagreement about these numbers, but they do have credible support.  Even if we discount these numbers significantly, …

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