August 2003: Journalist.
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 17, 2006 Panel Backs Emissions Standards
QUOTE: An independent panel of engineers and health and public policy experts assembled by the National Research Council has concluded that the nation will benefit if California remains free to set automobile emissions standards that are more restrictive than federal rules.
Washington Post Jan 06, 2006 A GOP Key to Unlocking NEPA: Party Links Environmental Law to Delay, Paperwork, Lawsuits
QUOTE: House Republicans are hoping to rewrite one of the nation's most sweeping environmental laws....Deborah K. Sease, legislative director for the Sierra Club, said the language in the report was so "vague, you open the door to undermining the principles of NEPA."
Washington Post Dec 21, 2005 Proposed Standards for Air Quality Criticized
QUOTE: The Bush administration proposed a modest tightening of federal air-quality standards yesterday for the first time in eight years, drawing protests from both public health and industry officials....fell short of what the EPA's scientific advisory board proposed earlier this year.
Washington Post Dec 15, 2005 DuPont, EPA Settle Chemical Complaint: Firm Didn't Report Risks, Agency Says
QUOTE: The Environmental Protection Agency reached a $16.5 million settlement with the DuPont Co. yesterday over the company's failure to report possible health risks associated with perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical compound used to make Teflon.
Washington Post Dec 07, 2005 Developers Sentenced in Wetlands Case
QUOTE: A federal judge sentenced three Mississippi real estate developers to prison yesterday for filling in wetlands and selling the property to low- and fixed-income families, marking the end of the nation's largest wetlands criminal prosecution.
Washington Post Dec 03, 2005 Report Accuses EPA of Slanting Analysis: Hill Researchers Say Agency Fixed Pollution Study to Favor Bush's 'Clear Skies'
QUOTE: The Bush administration skewed its analysis of pending legislation on air pollution to favor its bill over two competing proposals...The Environmental Protection Agency's Oct. 27 analysis of its plan -- along with those of Sens. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.) and James M. Jeffords (I-Vt.) -- exaggerated the costs and underestimated the benefits of imposing more stringent pollution curbs, the independent, nonpartisan congressional researchers wrote...
Washington Post Nov 30, 2005 DuPont, EPA Settle Case On Chemical Disclosure
QUOTE: Federal officials and the DuPont Co. have reached a settlement on charges that the chemical giant concealed possible harmful health effects associated with perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical compound used to produce Teflon.
Washington Post Nov 17, 2005 Ex-Employee Calls DuPont Negligent
QUOTE: A former DuPont Co. engineer charged yesterday that the chemical giant deliberately ignored evidence that its grease-resistant coating on paper products may have been entering consumers' blood at levels that exceeded the federal health standard.
Washington Post Nov 13, 2005 You Can't Have a Great Election Without Any Races
QUOTE: By any political measure, the 2006 battle for control of the House of Representatives should be a dramatic contest...But no need to hold your breath to find out the outcome of this epic struggle. The reason: The electoral system is rigged.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2005 Forests Get New Rules for Off-Road Vehicles
QUOTE: The Bush administration yesterday gave local managers the authority to decide where visitors can use off-road vehicles in national forests...
Washington Post Oct 24, 2005 Poachers Looting National Parks of Treasures
QUOTE: "The poaching of wildlife from national parks has been steadily increasing each year for the past several years,"... Some of these resources are scarce to begin with, and the toll that poaching takes on the national parks is rising.
Washington Post Oct 23, 2005 Nanotechnology's Big Question: Safety: Some Say Micromaterials Are Coming to Market Without Adequate Controls
QUOTE: ...report urged manufacturers and regulators to evaluate the properties of nanomaterials in laboratory tests, adding: "There is a strong likelihood that the biological activity of nanoparticles will depend on physiochemical parameters not routinely considered in toxicology studies."
Washington Post Oct 14, 2005 EPA Issues Draft Rules On Plants' Emissions
QUOTE: ... environmentalists and some of EPA's own lawyers said the move will undermine one of the agency's most effective means of forcing aging utilities to install new anti-pollution technology when they expand or modernize.
Washington Post Oct 06, 2005 Clean-Air Advocates Criticize GOP Gas Bill:Measure Set For Passage Friday Would Weaken Pollution Laws, Experts Say
QUOTE: A House bill ostensibly aimed at easing the nation's energy crisis would dramatically weaken pollution laws by relaxing environmental standards on both oil refineries and aging power plants, several clean-air experts said.
Washington Post Sep 23, 2005 Rewrite of Endangered Species Law Approved: House to Vote Soon; Senate Could in 2006
QUOTE: Setting the stage for the most sweeping restructuring of endangered species protections in three decades, the House Resources Committee yesterday approved legislation that would strengthen the hand of private property owners and make it harder for federal officials to set aside large swaths of habitat for imperiled plants and animals.
Washington Post Sep 08, 2005 Bird's Advocates Challenge Corps
QUOTE: Today the National Wildlife Federation and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation are filing a lawsuit in federal district court in Little Rock, challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plans to spend $319 million to take water from the White River and give it to farmers.
Washington Post Aug 31, 2005 New Rules Could Allow Power Plants to Pollute More
QUOTE: The Bush administration has drafted regulations that would ease pollution controls on older, dirtier power plants and could allow those that modernize to emit more pollution, rather than less....The draft rules, obtained by The Washington Post from the Natural Resources Defense Council, an advocacy group, contradict the position taken by federal lawyers who have prosecuted polluting facilities in the past, and parallel the industry's line of defense against those suits.
Washington Post Aug 24, 2005 Wave of Marine Species Extinctions Feared
QUOTE: Michael Hirshfield, chief scientist at the advocacy group Oceana, said he has repeatedly seen government officials provide shifting estimates of how many threatened or endangered sea turtles can acceptably die each year in eastern scallop fisheries.
Washington Post Aug 20, 2005 Judge Tells U.S. to Revisit Wolves' Status
QUOTE: The Bush administration violated the law when it dropped efforts to bring back gray wolves in the Northeast...
Washington Post Aug 11, 2005 EPA Devises Rules on the Use of Data From Pesticide Tests on Humans: Standards Would Continue to Allow Some Studies Involving Children and Pregnant Women, Critics Say
QUOTE: ...the first-ever federal standards governing use of data from tests that expose human subjects to toxic pesticides... would limit the instances in which pesticide manufacturers could expose children and pregnant women to toxic chemicals... But the new rules... allow some tests on vulnerable subjects and do not apply to studies conducted before the guidelines become law.
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