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Clean Air Ruling Strikes One Must-Do off EPA’s List

Folks in the Northeast, colloquially called the nation’s “tailpipe” in environmental circles, can breathe a bit easier thanks to a court ruling upholding EPA's rule requiring dirty power plants like this one in Virginia to clean up their act to clear the air in downwind states. (Wikipedia)
by Bill Chameides
Apr 30, 2014

We don’t have to wait any longer. The Supreme Court says yes to regulating cross-state air pollution.

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Food Additives: How Do We Know If They’re Safe?

by Bill Chameides
Aug 22, 2013

Are we letting the chemical industry decide what is safe for us to eat?

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Chemical Safety Reform: A Tale of Two Bills

Chemicals in beakers
by Bill Chameides
Jun 6, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg left us with two bills aimed at updating and improving the regulation and safety of the chemicals we use and live with. Which one’s better?

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Frank Lautenberg, 1924–2013

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by Bill Chameides
Jun 3, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), the lone ranger on toxic substance reform, dies.

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Open Letter to EPA: Top Three Must-do’s in Obama’s Second Term

by Bill Chameides
Nov 16, 2012

We all know about the fiscal cliff. Imagine there was an environmental cliff …

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The Chemical Marketplace: Popcorn lung – the perils of microwave popcorn return

microwave popcorn
by Bill Chameides
Oct 4, 2012

When it comes to microwave popcorn, best to emulate Bill Clinton: Don’t inhale.

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One Way to Get the Gray out Is to Get the Lead in

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by Bill Chameides
Jul 29, 2011

When it comes to personal care products, does Mom know best?

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Trying to Put the Kibosh on Endocrine Disruption

Is this the soon-to-be Czarina of Toxic Chemicals?
by Bill Chameides
Jul 14, 2011

A proposal to place a short fuse on regulating toxic chemicals.

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The Toxic Substances Control Act’s Toxic Baddies

by Bill Chameides
Jun 14, 2011

Here’s the lowdown on the chemicals EPA says pose unreasonable risk and thus regulates under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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In Search of the Toxic Five

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by Bill Chameides
Jun 13, 2011

Only five chemicals pose “unreasonable risk” according to EPA. Not really.

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