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Expert Group: Chemicals In Plastics Damage Babies’ Brains And Must Be Banned Immediately

(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates are damaging children’s brain development and therefore must be immediately banned from consumer products, according to a group of scientists and health professionals from Project TENDR. Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to acco...
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Unethical Marketing: How to Spot Greenwashing

Concerns about sustainability and the effects of global warming have consumers demanding more “green” products that aren’t as detrimental to the environment or their health. Research from the American Chemistry Council, for example, revealed that 83% of people think it’s important for companies to...
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Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Six days after President Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notified food safety groups that it was proposing a regulatory change to speed up chicken factory processing lines, a change that would allow companies to sell more birds. An earlier USDA effort had broken d...
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Study: 1M to 2M tons of US plastic trash go astray every year

By Seth Borenstein | Associated Press More than a million tons a year of America’s plastic trash isn’t ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash. In 2016 — the last year enough data was available and before several countries cracked down on imports of American waste — the United States generated 46.3 million tons of plastic waste, by far the most in...
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Exxon's no good, very bad week

Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery. Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] Reminder: We're looking for a reporter/editor to help lead our coverage. Apply here. I've been thinking a lot about that fly. Speaking of surprise appearance...
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How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

NPR and PBS Frontline spent months digging into internal industry documents and interviewing top former officials. We found that the industry sold the public on an idea it knew wouldn't work -- that the majority of plastic could be, and would be, recycled -- all while making billions of dollars selling the world new plastic. NPR: The industry's awareness that recycling wouldn't keep plastic out of landfills and the environment dates to the program's earliest days, we found. "There is serious dou...
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Oil industry lobbies US to help weaken Kenya’s strong stance on plastic waste

Environmentalists fear changing Kenya’s resolve would lead to all of Africa becoming a plastics dumping groundMajor oil companies are lobbying the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against plastic waste, according to environmentalists who fear the continent will be used as a dumping ground.The request from the American Chemistry Council to the Office of the United States Trade Representative came as the US and Kenya negotiate what would be the first US bilateral ...
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Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. (slashdot)

Confronting a climate crisis that threatens the fossil fuel industry, oil companies are racing to make more plastic. But they face two problems: Many markets are already awash with plastic, and few countries are willing to be dumping grounds for the world's plastic waste. The industry thinks it has found a solution to both problems in Africa. From a report: According to documents reviewed by The New York Times, an industry group representing the world's largest chemical makers and fossil fuel co...
Tags: News, Africa, United States, New York Times, Kenya, American Chemistry Council, Uhuru Kenyatta, Office of the United States Trade, Msmash, Ed Brzytwa


Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Confronting a climate crisis that threatens the fossil fuel industry, oil companies are racing to make more plastic. But they face two problems: Many markets are already awash with plastic, and few countries are willing to be dumping grounds for the world's plastic waste. The industry thinks it has found a solution to both problems in Africa. From a report: According to documents reviewed by The New York Times, an industry group representing the world's largest chemical makers and fossil fuel co...
Tags: Africa, Tech, United States, New York Times, Kenya, American Chemistry Council, Uhuru Kenyatta, Office of the United States Trade, Ed Brzytwa


The GOP Remains Loyal To Corporations And Lobbying Groups Over Americans. COVID Hasn’t Changed That. 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. COVID-19 relief negotiations have completely stalled in the Senate, as Republicans remain hellbent on protecting corporations at the expense of the American people and undermining democracy by blocking funding for the Postal Service and election administration. Indeed, the bill they are using as a baseline, the HEALS Act, reveals much about their core priorities and even more about why Democrats should be relentless in ...
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Positive environmental news May 2020

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. Beginning in the 1970s, the United States and other Western countries began shipping recyclable plastic waste to China. China had the infrastructure, and the labor, to recycle the plastic and other cheap scrap recyclables like paper. But in January of 2018, the country began restricting the imports of these recyclables. In the months following the announcement, US recycling was thrown into chaos. What ...
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How to clean and disinfect your home during the coronavirus pandemic

It’s easy to forget about the new normal for a moment as you go about your day: You return from a quick trip to the grocery store and drop your reusable bags on the kitchen countertop, or your dog’s leash goes from resting on a bench at the park to resting on your dining table or the back of a chair.       Yep, you can bring germs into your home, no matter how much social distance you are maintaining during the novel coronavirus outbreak. And while you are hyper-aware that you need to wash yo...
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In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans

Backers of single-use plastic bags, battered by a series of bans nationwide, are using the health scare to argue their bags are cleaner and safer.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, National Institutes of Health, Plastic bags, American Chemistry Council, Health and Human Services Department, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Containers and Packaging, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


To Fix America’s Broken Recycling System, States Want Companies To Foot the Bill

Like many people of her generation, Shelbi Orme, 27, is an ardent environmentalist. On her YouTube channel, where she calls herself “Shelbizleee” (rhymes with Twizzle), she shares tips with her 200,000-plus subscribers about how to live more sustainably, like catching shower water in a bucket as it is heating up and using it to water plants. But when it came to creating less trash, Orme hit obstacles. She strove to show her followers how to be zero waste, by making sure nothing she consumed...
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Firefighters, cancer and lobbying: the safety row over flame retardants

Massachusetts has failed to sign a bill – opposed by the American Chemistry Council – banning flame retardants into law despite the endorsement of lawmakers and pediatriciansJay Fleming is a booming Boston firefighter who has climbed the ranks since 1978. He has two engineering degrees, a no-nonsense manner and thick accent.For the last seven years, he has applied his considerable wit to banning flame retardant chemicals in Massachusetts, which might sound counterintuitive to those not steeped i...
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New report reveals 70 million metric tons of plastic burned worldwide each year

A new report reveals the scale of the world’s plastic problem and the alarming amount of plastic that is burned. Despite the grave and well-documented consequences for human health, about 12 percent of all plastic in the U.S. is burned. In middle- and low-income countries without the infrastructure to recycle, plastic is burned at a much higher rate. According to the report, published by Tearfund, Fauna & Flora International, WasteAid and The Institute of Development Studies, a double-decker bu...
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UN lists plastic as hazardous waste, votes to control international trade

On May 10, 187 countries voted to list plastic as hazardous waste and tighten control over its international trade. The governing agreement, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal dictates legally binding standards for importing and exporting toxic materials. For the first time ever, the agreement now includes plastic, with the exception of PE, PP and PET plastics. The new agreement gives lower income countries — particularly Southe...
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‘Don’t Ruin Our American Dream!’

Public comments on Trump’s proposed auto tariffs reveal Americans’ anxieties and fears about the impact on their lives and businesses.
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The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A.

The agency has decided that it will not look at air, water or ground contaminants when it determines the health and safety risks of potentially toxic chemicals.
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U.S. Companies Seek Exemptions From Threatened Chinese Tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America is seeking relief from President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese goods as negotiators seek to prevent a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Best Buy wants televisions to be spared from the tariffs. Sanden International (USA) of Wylie, Texas, warns it will have to lay off 39 of its 431 workers if 25 percent tariffs take effect on the components it uses to make car air-conditioning compressors. SABIC, a petro...
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Monday #chemsafety at #ACSNOLA

Today at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans: CINF: Community Sharing of Chemical Safety Data: Yes, No, Maybe? 8:20 AM River Bend 1, New Orleans Marriott Convention Center What’s all this fuss about data sharing? In search of improved laboratory safety Promoting safety culture through sharing – a Dow perspective Chemical and laboratory safety: The role of scholarly publishers Chemical safety data in the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Safety sharing culture: Learning from the aviation ind...
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Trump’s E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws

The nominee, Michael L. Dourson, had faced criticism on several fronts for his ties to the chemical industry.
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Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.)
Tags: News, Pesticides, Chemicals, Environmental Protection Agency, American Chemistry Council, Water Pollution, Hazardous and Toxic Substances, Hudson (Mich


The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback

The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition.
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TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.
Tags: News, Pesticides, Chemicals, Environmental Protection Agency, American Chemistry Council, Water Pollution, Hazardous and Toxic Substances, Hudson (Mich


EPA Nominee Accepted Fees For Panning Studies Critical Of Clients' Products

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients’ products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press. Michael L. Dourson’s nomination as head of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention was to be considered by a Senate committee Wednesday, but was postponed ...
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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Michael Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.
Tags: News, Senate, Chemicals, Environmental Protection Agency, American Chemistry Council, Appointments and Executive Changes, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Michael Dourson, Michael L. Dourson


Former For-Profit Students In Limbo As WH Delays Action On Loan Forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect students. The rewrite had been sought by the industry. The for-profit colleges have found allies ...
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Trump administration delaying loan forgiveness for students claiming for-profit college fraud

By MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect students. The rewrite had been sought by industry. The for-profit college industry h...
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Meet the key players who are shaping the US's energy and environmental future for years to come

President Donald Trump and his Cabinet members have slowly been filling open positions in top jobs that will shape the country's environmental policy and energy decisions for years to come. While the three Cabinet-level hires are in place, Trump has only nominated seven of the remaining 29 positions that require Senate confirmation, leaving 22 key jobs vacant. We've compiled a list of the energy and environmental leaders we do know about, including the heads of Senate and House committees, since...
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