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Biden Administration Must Redo Its Assessment of Dakota Access Pipeline

Expert BlogNorth Dakota, South DakotaDr. Michele Bustamante, Amy Mall, Dr. Matthew McKinzie, Dr. Jennifer Sass, Dawn Woodard

The recent Draft Environmental Impact Statement ignores the threats to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s drinking water source and violates tribal treaty rights and sovereignty in a severe environmental injustice.

EPA Bans Chlorpyrifos on Food Crops

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Jennifer Sass
This victory for health and safety has been delayed by over 20 years—decades of poisoned wildlife and people, especially children, could have been avoided with prudent early action.

Evidence Evaluation of Early Warnings to Protect Health

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Jennifer Sass

Scientists are trained to question and probe uncertainties, which is valuable for scientific progress, but not necessarily helpful for clear communication of the evidence to support protective policies and timely action.

EPA Attack on Science Targets Animal Tests

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Jennifer Sass
Instead of protecting animals, and people, the recent EPA announcement will fast-track chemicals onto the market with limited or flawed toxicity testing.

NRDC Joins Medical Experts: Drinking Perchlorate Is Bad!

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Jennifer Sass

Don’t want toxic rocket fuel in your drinking water? Don’t like feeding your family chemicals that block thyroid function and interfere with growth and brain development? Then you will hate the Trump EPA’s proposal to set a drinking water limit…

Trump EPA Rejects Pesticide Ban, Threatening Kids' Health

Expert BlogMiriam Rotkin-Ellman, Dr. Jennifer Sass
Toxic pesticide residues on food will remain a threat to children’s health as a result of the Trump administration’s reversal of the proposed ban on chlorpyrifos – a pesticide linked to increased risk of learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and autism.