Pruitt replied: "Asbestos has been identified by the EPA as a high-priority chemical that requires a risk evaluation following
A professor of mine at the University of Michigan Law School once said that problems become more solvable when people lower their voices and work things out.
Following the recent passage of the chemical safety bill, President Obama has now signed the first major update to an environmental health law in decades. The bill is being touted as a milestone in our country's environmental history.
• Gives EPA the authority to require health and safety testing for new chemicals before they go into commerce. Now that Congress
Within the next few days, Congress is likely to enact the first update of a major environmental statute in many years.
President Obama's speech at Howard University earlier this month was both inspiring and practical -- in fact, his underlying point was that those two things are deeply intertwined. "You have to go through life with more than just passion for change; you need a strategy," he said.
Congress may not be able to give us "pre-baby sleep," but they can help us sleep more soundly by restoring our trust that the government is working to protect our families from toxic chemicals.
For years, Congress has promised to update our decades-old federal chemical regulations, yet despite the demands from hundreds of health, environmental, consumer and other public interest groups, the Senate recently adopted a flawed bill that will do little to undo the chemical industry's con game.
Doctors urged to address environmental exposures, especially with expectant parents.
If 50 percent of all cancers are preventable, we need to start hearing news about cancer declining, not increasing. Are we as a nation up to this challenge?