The Fox in the Henhouse

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By Tom Conway, United Steelworkers Thousands of workers across America begged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to investigate when their employers failed to take steps to protect them from COVID-19. They reported a lack of face masks, gloves, soap and hand sanitizer....
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Trump Administration’s Hydroxychloroquine Misinformation Is Endangering People’s Lives

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By Anita Desikan, Union of Concerned Scientists The Trump administration’s claim that two anti-malarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, should be regarded as treatment options for COVID-19 may be one of its most dangerous forms of misinformation yet. For weeks, the Trump...
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Our Lawyer Just Got a Big Win for Clean Water at the Supreme Court

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By Jessica A. Knoblauch, Earthjustice Thirty minutes. David Henkin knew that was all he would get to make his case. But he felt ready. On the morning of November 6, 2019, the Honolulu-based Earthjustice attorney swapped his customary Hawaiian shirt and khaki pants for a new, tailored suit and...
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Mapping the PFAS Contamination Crisis

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By Phil Brown, Alissa Cordner,  Lauren Richter, David Andrews and Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group Research by the Environmental Working Group and the PFAS Project at Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, or SSEHRI, has helped to map the...
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Coral Reefs, Sewage Injection and the Supreme Court

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By Pat Gallagher, Sierra Club Who even knew that sewer plants inject treated sewage into deep wells, a dystopian counterpoint to extracting drinking water from deep wells.  I guess if one manages sewage on an island like Maui, one needs to devise creative ways to get rid of the crap. ...
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