Chemicals

"Bees Facing a Poisoned Spring"

"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."

Source: UK Independent, 01/20/2011

"4 More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels"

"Industry-designed bills to silence climate protests are under consideration in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota and Montana. More are likely to come."

Source: HuffPost, 02/22/2021

Texas Freeze Led To Release Of Tons Of Air Pollutants As Refineries Shut

"The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frigid weather."

Source: Reuters, 02/22/2021

DuPont Sold La. Plant Amid Fears Over Cost Of Offsetting Toxic Emissions

"Chemicals giant DuPont decided to sell a plant in south Louisiana that emits a likely cancer causing pollutant, citing “major concerns” that government agencies would regulate its emissions to protect the community living nearby, internal documents seen by the Guardian reveal."

Source: Guardian, 02/18/2021

"Firefighters Face Lies, 'Phony' Studies on PFAS Exposure"

"Firefighters attempting to uncover the truth about carcinogens in their protective clothing are confronted with the same playbook chemical companies have used for decades: twisting science to deny and downplay the dangers of their products."

Source: E&E News, 02/18/2021

Poultry Plant Workers Complain Of Intimidation After Fatal Chemical Leak

"Meat plant workers who were injured and displaced after a fatal accident in the US last month are alleged to have been intimidated and offered limited medical care." "Foundation Food Group allegedly asked workers to sign blank sheets of paper, and impeded compensation and healthcare claims".

 

Source: Guardian, 02/17/2021

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