Environmental Justice

"EPA Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains"

"The Trump administration has rejected scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, directly contradicting federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that it can stunt brain development in children."

Source: NYTimes, 09/24/2020

EPA Questions Science Linking Pesticide To Brain Damage In Children

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday diminished studies linking a widely-used pesticide associated with brain damage in children, a move that could enable years of continued use of controversial chlorpyrifos."

Source: The Hill, 09/23/2020

‘This Does Not Look Good for Children’: Fires Pose Risk to Young Lungs

"The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it."

"SAN FRANCISCO — Ian MacDonald, a 14-year-old in Portland, Ore., got a treat from his parents the other day. He was allowed to go outside.

Source: NYTimes, 09/21/2020

"White House Docs: Trump Aides Pushed EPA for Fewer Methane Checks"

"EPA bowed to White House pressure during interagency review of an oil and gas emissions rule by reducing requirements for a segment of the natural gas supply chain to monitor and repair methane leaks."

Source: E&E News, 09/21/2020

"As Wildfires Rage, California Presses Insurers to Cut Rates"

"Faced with the twin climate crises of historic wildfires and spiraling insurance costs, California on Wednesday laid out new rules to make insurance more affordable in fire-prone areas. But the changes could backfire, experts say — pushing insurers to stop offering insurance in those areas and further imperiling communities on the front lines of climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 09/17/2020

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