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Consumer Agency to Ban Harmful Chemicals in Children’s Toys

WASHINGTON – In a major victory for public health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted today, 3-2, to ban several harmful phthalate chemicals from plastic used in children’s toys and child care articles.

October 18, 2017

Major Multinational Companies Ask Canada to Protect Threatened Boreal Caribou

WASHINGTON – Multinational companies including the Procter & Gamble Company and Kimberly-Clark Corporation have written to Canada’s top federal and provincial leaders, urging them to “act swiftly to protect the boreal Woodland Caribou,” an iconic Canadian species whose survival is threatened by industrial activity that includes logging. Provincial and territorial governments failed to meet an October 5 deadline to submit caribou protection plans.

October 18, 2017

NRDC: Pruitt Purges Independent Scientists to Make America Toxic Again

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today announced a new policy to exclude any scientists who receive a research grant from EPA – typically academic scientists not affiliated with private companies – from serving on EPA science panels and advisory boards.

October 17, 2017

EPA Admin. Pruitt Pushing Fiction to Allow Dirtier Air and Water and Sicker Americans

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today issued a directive that would make EPA’s actions less accountable to the public and give corporate polluters more freedom to pollute the nation’s air, water and land.

October 16, 2017

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