The PFOA Drinking Water Contamination Crisis Just Got Much Bigger

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By David Andrews and Bill Walker, Environmental Working Group Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that 1 percent of samples from public drinking water systems nationwide were contaminated with PFOA, a nonstick chemical formerly used to make DuPont’s Teflon. The...
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Questions for Scott Mugno, Trump’s Pick to Lead OSHA

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By Katie Tracy, Union of Concerned Scientists Scott Mugno, Vice President for Safety, Sustainability, and Vehicle Maintenance at Fed Ex Ground in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is President Trump’s pick to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Although whispers of...
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Pruitt Seeks to Reopen Truck Pollution Loophole Per Cronies’ Request

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists In a particularly scary development, the EPA just proposed to repeal part of the recent regulations on heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal would affect “glider vehicles” and would reopen a loophole so big you could, well, drive a truck throu...
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