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Scientist with industry ties won't lead EPA chemical risk-assessment program

publicintegrity.org — The Environmental Protection Agency won't be hiring a scientist with strong ties to industry to run its chemical assessment program. As the Center for Public Integrity reported in December, one of two finalists for director of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), which evaluates the health risks of toxic chemicals, runs a nonprofit that does substantial work for the chemical industry.

Hear how politics beat science on chemical research

publicintegrity.org — Al Letson: When you think of hot button political issues scientific integrity probably doesn't make your list, but it was a priority for Barack Obama. During his first presidential campaign Obama promised he wouldn't let politics interfere with science. He repeated that pledge when he became president. Pres.

Burma: Amazing Shots From a Photographer's Paradise

outsideonline.com — After 5 years of work, 38 flights, and 10 separate visas to Burma, photographer David Heath released his first book late last year. Undeniably one of the most raw and photogenic places on earth, Heath brought an eye to the region that can only be explained by his hours logged behind the lens and devotion to this project.

Republican bills take aim at EPA science, rulemaking

publicintegrity.org — H.R. 1422, which also passed the House late last year, sets new rules for who can advise the EPA on scientific matters. "Despite a statutory requirement that EPA's advisory panels be 'fairly balanced in terms of point of view represented,' the Agency routinely excludes private sector expertise," said Rep.

Environmental Protection Agency Still Slow to Study Toxic Chemicals

time.com — In his first inaugural address, between promising to fix the economy and lower the cost of health care, President Barack Obama made this pledge: "We'll restore science to its rightful place." It might sound arcane as a presidential priority, but it was a big deal at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Obama's EPA breaks pledge to divorce politics from science on toxic chemicals

publicintegrity.org — Sign up for the Center for Public Integrity's Watchdog email and get the news you want from the Center when you want it. An investigation by the Government Accountability Office found that during the Bush administration the White House was delaying the EPA's efforts to assess whether chemicals posed a public health risk.

Scientist with deep industry ties being considered for key EPA job

publicintegrity.org — Dourson left the EPA in 1994 to start TERA, based in Ohio. The group's website notes that 63 percent of TERA's revenue in 2013 came from government agencies and nonprofits, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The rest came from for-profit companies.

Payday lending bankrolls auto racer's fortune

publicintegrity.org — In partnership with iWatch News, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian finds out who is behind the big business of online payday loans that provide an advance on a paycheck attached with crippling interest rates. The exterior of Miami Nation Enterprises, which has an online payday lending business that has sovereign status beyond the reach of state regulators.

National Academy of Sciences agrees with EPA that formaldehyde causes cancer

publicintegrity.org — For years, the chemical industry has been winning a political battle to keep formaldehyde from being declared a known carcinogen. The industry's chief lobby group, the American Chemistry Council, has persuaded members of Congress that the findings of both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services were wrong and should be reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences.

Even low doses of arsenic trigger cancer in mice, study finds

publicintegrity.org — A study by the National Institutes of Health found that levels of arsenic similar to what some people consume caused cancer in male mice.
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Feb 24, 2015

@CMMR123 @danachivvis Once I heard Jay knew where Hae's car was, I thought: There's either a big twist coming or case solved.

Feb 23, 2015

The Center for Environmental Health has a new podcast on regulatory agencies captured by corporations - itun.es/i6BW4yJ #iTunes

Feb 22, 2015

What I learned from #serialpodcast: When an accomplice to a murder is the star witness, neither side really wants the truth.

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