Brett Kavanaugh: Good News for Polluters, Bad News for Public Health

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group One reason to think twice before confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the critical open swing seat on the Supreme Court is his long record of adopting extreme views to defend polluters. A close review of Kavanaugh’s record as a judge on the U.S. Court of......
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Ten Questions That Brett Kavanaugh Needs to Answer

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By Holly Burke, League of Conservation Voters Today we heard the opening remarks of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing, and starting tomorrow will be the only opportunity for Senators to publicly question Kavanaugh’s record, philosophy, and commitment to fairness before they vote on...
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Removing Toxic Fluorinated Chemicals From Your Home’s Tap Water

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By Michael Ong, Carla Burns, Tasha Stoiber and David Andrews, Environmental Working Group The family of fluorinated compounds known as PFAS chemicals includes more than 4,700 chemicals – some linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and developmental defects, and others whose health...
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Asbestos in America: New Use Could Bring New Problems

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By Sally Greenberg, National Consumers League Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, and abdomen. More than 50,000 people have died from this disease and other asbestos-related conditions in the last decade, and about 3,000 new cases are diagnosed each year....
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This Beetle Is Endangered and Important

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By Jacob Carter, Union of Concerned Scientists The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rushed a scientific assessment on the endangered American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Nebraska, seemingly because the agency didn’t want to disrupt agribusiness. Two biologists that were working...
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