Two-Thirds: Alarming Study On Alarming Levels Of Carcinogens In U.S. Tap Water

Two-Thirds: Alarming Study On Alarming Levels Of Carcinogens In U.S. Tap Water
The more things change the more they stay the same, at least that’s what they say. And in the case of the carcinogen found in U.S. tap water that was made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich,” that certainly seems to be true. For nearly two-thirds of Americans, chromium-6 is a daily fact of life. It’s the deadly carcinogen that spawned the lawsuit at the heart of the Erin Brockovich case in which residents of Hinkley, California sued and won against Pacific Gas & Electric for its culpability in poisoning the area’s groundwater.… Read the rest

A Shocker: EPA Actually Takes Steps To Protect The Environment, Halting Sales Of Bayer’s Toxic Insecticide Belt

A Shocker: EPA Actually Takes Steps To Protect The Environment, Halting Sales Of Bayer’s Toxic Insecticide Belt
EPA Wins One For The Environment For A Change, Wins Fight To Ban Bayer’s Deadly Insecticide Containing Flubendiamide In these days of captive agencies cravenly cowering before the power of the billion dollar corporations they are supposed to be regulating (for reference, please see Wall Street/SEC, factory farming/USDA, pharmaceuticals/FDA, etc. etc.) it always comes as a shock when a regulatory agency actually, you know, regulates something in such a way that it benefits the people and the environment.… Read the rest

How Growing Lemons Or Raising Bees Could Bring a SWAT team to you door: Massive Overreach by USDA and EPA

How Growing Lemons Or Raising Bees Could Bring a SWAT team to you door: Massive Overreach by USDA and EPA
Over-Policing Pasteurization: How the USDA and EPA Employ Their In-House SWAT Teams To Harass Natural Food Producers You’ve probably heard tales about how those thrifty bean-counters at the Pentagon have been providing local law enforcement with tanks, armored troop vehicles, and other surplus weaponry from the Gulf War theater at fire sale prices (read: for free). But did you know that the U.S.… Read the rest

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY
Congress’ latest outrage: toxic chemical safe levels decided not by science, but by lobbyists   There are certain people we entrust with certain decisions. You have a financial advisor for your money questions. You wouldn’t ask the guy pumping your gas for stock tips. And when it comes to our health and physical well-being, most of us would probably agree that our questions are best answered by scientists and doctors.… Read the rest

New Stanford U Study Shows Strongest Evidence Fracking Affects Drinking Water

New Stanford U Study Shows Strongest Evidence Fracking Affects Drinking Water
Study Shows That Fracking Fluids are Tainting Drinking Water–Where Is the State of Wyoming? Where Are the Feds? Flaming water laden with chemicals poisoning drinking water–when will the EPA finally say enough is enough? A new study by researchers from Stanford shows definitive proof that fracking is poisoning drinking water supplies in Wyoming. Pavilion, Wyoming where the study took place, is a town of 231 people and nearly as many oil and gas wells.… Read the rest

Water Contamination on Navajo Lands – Worse Than Flint? Yes!

Water Contamination on Navajo Lands – Worse  Than Flint? Yes!
NAVAJO WATER POISONED SINCE 1950’s By now we’ve all read about the horrific, easily preventable contamination of the water system in Flint Michigan. The facts in the matter are stark, naked and ugly: the state government there, in the name of mindless austerity measures, saw fit to switch the city’s water system over from Lake Huron water to water taken from the toxic open sewer known as the Flint River.… Read the rest

Congress Grants Monsanto Another Free Pass After Decades of PCB Poisoning

Congress Grants Monsanto Another Free Pass After Decades of PCB Poisoning
Congress has passed legislation exempting Monsanto from any financial liability stemming from lawsuits and financial settlements related to PCB contamination and cleanup sites. The bill could have the effect of shielding the serial polluter from all liability related to its decades of PCB contamination all across the nation. From the 1930s until the practice was finally outlawed in the 1970s, Monsanto spread vast amounts of its then-signature chemical, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), known by its brand name, Aroclors® across the US in the form of paints, plastics and industrial equipment.… Read the rest

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Over Used, Under Safe: Surprise! Monsanto Guilty of Suppressing Studies Showing Dangers

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Over Used, Under Safe: Surprise! Monsanto Guilty of Suppressing Studies Showing Dangers
The Growing Weight of Glyphosate Toxicity Katy Agruiera Weeds are tough; they grow everywhere, competing for water and nutrients with crops. If left alone, they proliferate and take over. Anyone who tries to keep a neat, green lawn can tell you that weeds are a threat to that endeavor. Any farmer will tell you that weeds present a challenge to producing the food we eat.… Read the rest