EPA news, articles and information:
|11/17/2016 - As universities across the country hold cry-ins, counseling sessions, and post-election therapy events for narcissistic, cry-baby college students, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quietly approved Monsanto's new drift-prone herbicide, which will further poison, emasculate, and weaken the...|
|11/15/2016 - A group of beekeepers and environmentalists suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused the agency of concealing documents that would prove the agency illegally decided to exempt neonicotinoid-treated seeds and their dust from pesticide regulatory laws.
Neonicotinoids are a family...|
|11/3/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action in Ireland and addressing water quality issues with a public utility company named Irish Water. The EPA has conducted audits at 19 public water supply utilities, and has issued 11 important directives to Irish Water. The public water utility...|
|10/31/2016 - The federal bureaucracy and corresponding state agencies have never been much good at responding to crises in a timely fashion, and that tradition was alive and well during the recent toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
In fact, according to a newly released watchdog report, Americans now know...|
|10/23/2016 - Drinking water for much of the city of Cleveland is at risk of becoming too dangerous for human consumption, ecologists and environmentalists are warning, as a two-square-mile toxic blob at the bottom of Lake Erie spreads closer to the main water intake pipe that supplies it.
The website Eco Watch,...|
|10/21/2016 - There is just no arguing the fact that President Barack Obama wants to destroy the coal industry.
From his earliest days on the campaign trail in 2008, in which he pledged to pursue policies that would shutter coal-fired power plants and dramatically increase electricity rates for average Americans,...|
|10/16/2016 - If you think that there are rules in place limiting the amount of toxic chemicals that can be released into the nation's waters, the Center for Biological Diversity has some bad news for you: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to allow unlimited amounts of fracking wastewater to be dumped...|
|10/10/2016 - Over 200 public interest groups working to defend human and environmental health have signed off on a letter to the EPA, questioning the agency's recent claim that hydraulic fracturing is not having "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."
Bizarrely, the EPA's...|
|9/30/2016 - It's a shameful fact that Native American communities remain among the most economically-disadvantaged and environmentally-impacted in our nation. And among the various tribal nations, none have suffered more than the Navajo people whose lands and waters have been poisoned from decades of uranium mining.
|9/28/2016 - For at least 35 years Monsanto and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knew about the cancer-causing abilities of glyphosate-containing herbicides. Nonetheless, they chose to cover it up, putting you, your family and millions of Americans at risk.
Monsanto is the world's leading producer...|
|9/21/2016 - Most people who don't live in Florida are not aware that the state is kind of famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for sinkholes; in fact, they're fairly common.
And, as reported by Daisy Luther, you may have recently heard some scuttlebutt about a new sinkhole in the state.
|9/14/2016 - One could naturally assume that electronic and computer parts and equipment would be a "clean" industry. Usually, there are no toxic smoke plumes or other obvious signs of pollution. Yet, more and more areas are discovering that electronic and computer industries are not so clean.
Citizens in the...|
|9/7/2016 - In August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came in with contractors to drain the toxic Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. When they failed to control the toxic sludge, the dam ruptured uncontrollably.
Instantly, millions of gallons of heavily polluted water burst from the mine,...|
|9/7/2016 - At the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, residents (mostly poor African American families) have been living, working and playing in toxic soil, heavily contaminated with lead. Mayor Anthony Copeland recently announced that the housing facilities would be demolished, and that everyone living...|
|8/31/2016 - Italy's Ministry of Health has imposed sweeping new restrictions on the use of the cancer-causing herbicide glyphosate, a move that represents one of the "largest bans on both consumer and agricultural use of the controversial substance."
The new restrictions cover a wide range of applications, including...|
|8/23/2016 - A coalition of farmers, food advocates and environmentalists from across the U.S. recently paid a visit to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) headquarters, where they stacked a wall of plastic containers filled with more than 2.6 million dead bees – the victims of a pesticide-induced...|
|8/22/2016 - Twenty years have passed since environmental activist Erin Brockovich first discovered the presence of hexavalent chromium, a known human carcinogen, in the water supply in Hinkley, California.
Brockovich's journey into environmental activism and the discovery of hexavalent chromium in the water...|
|8/11/2016 - Harvard University scientists just published the results of an enormous scientific investigation that finds millions of Americans are exposed to deadly chemicals in the water supply. The study is described in this Harvard University announcement and says that researchers found toxic chemicals in the...|
|8/11/2016 - A nonprofit environmental law firm has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for the agency to revoke the authority of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) to "investigate and enforce" violations of the state's pesticide regulations.
The letter, sent on August...|
|8/9/2016 - A recent investigation led by the Center for Biological Diversity discovered that more than two-thirds of the pesticide products approved by the EPA for four major firms contained mixtures of pesticides that make the pesticides more poisonous than they are on their own.
In light of this finding,...|
|8/1/2016 - Cancer lawsuits against Monsanto over the company's glyphosate-based weedkiller, Roundup, are gaining steam.
(Article by Lorraine Chow, republished from EcoWatch.com)
On Wednesday, a motion was filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a coordinated docket for 21...|
|7/27/2016 - The fact that it took 12 years for the EPA to resolve an investigation into pesticide use near a high school in California should come as no surprise to those who are familiar with the agency's complete inability to actually protect people and the environment.
The EPA has received more than 300 complaints...|
|7/27/2016 - EPA ignored warnings from its own scientists in the late 1970s when it approved a gasoline additive called MTBE. Removing it from contaminated soil and groundwater has since cost America untold billions of dollars.
Similarly, in the 1990s, EPA approved land application of treated sewage sludges,...|
|7/26/2016 - It's no secret that agrochemical companies will beg, borrow and steal to protect their financial interests, and a new report shows that the EPA is essentially looking the other way while Big Ag resorts to clever means of getting its dangerous products approved.
The report from the Center for Biological...|
|7/18/2016 - On June 22, President Obama signed into law a massive overhaul of the federal rules for regulating toxic chemicals, implementing a plan to test the safety of 64,000 chemicals currently on the market.
But critics have blasted the bill as a half-measure that moves so slowly as to be practically useless,...|
|7/6/2016 - We've now published the water testing results for 239 water samples collected by our readers all across America.
As promised, this is part of our effort to conduct real science in the public interest and share the results publicly... even as the corrupt, criminal federal government conspires to hide...|
|7/1/2016 - We really have reached a point of such insanity across human civilization that governments have become the terrorists who actively seek to harm and kill off the people. The latest example demonstrating this very point is the fact that the EPA just announced its plan to allow gigantic increases in the...|
|6/30/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed rule changes that would permit drinking water to become hundreds of thousands of times more radioactive than currently allowed. The rule would permit water so radioactive that it would expose those drinking it to the equivalent of 250 chest...|
|6/30/2016 - The problem of mercury poisoning has become so widespread in Michigan, that
a group of more than 50 scientists has written to Attorney General Bill Schuette asking him to drop his opposition to the EPA's federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which requires the reduction of mercury emissions...|
|6/29/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not required to force pesticide companies to disclose "inert" ingredients in their products, even when those products are known to be toxic, carcinogenic or otherwise dangerous, a federal judge recently – and reluctantly – ruled.
|6/24/2016 - There's an invasion underway, a constant onslaught of chemical attacks that are more sinister and more life-threatening than faraway armies with tanks. This chemical invasion is occurring on many levels today, and it impacts the cells of many unsuspecting people. The invasion is invisible to the eyes,...|
|6/21/2016 - Our citizen-powered EPA Watch program has now resulted in the open source publishing of heavy metals contamination tests of 230 municipal water samples across America. The results show that two to three per cent of the U.S. water is highly contaminated with toxic heavy metals, poisoning an estimated...|
|6/21/2016 - The "Great Glyphosate Rebellion" – a term first coined by Sustainable Pulse – continues to intensify, not only in Europe, where application of the widely used weed killer is about to expire, but also in the U.S., where Monsanto has long held regulatory authorities in a choke-hold, allowing...|
|6/19/2016 - A government agency that is supposed to be driven to act based on sound scientific evidence rather than political agenda? Does such an agency exist? If so, it isn't the Environmental Protection Agency.
For the paltry amount of $190 million (of taxpayer money) the EPA has been busy purchasing its...|
|6/14/2016 - An explosive new federal complaint finally sheds some light on the great mystery of why exactly the EPA, which is tasked with protecting the environment, inexplicably sits back and allows the fracking industry to destroy the earth.
According to the environmental watchdog group NC WARN based out of...|
|6/13/2016 - The federal government is becoming increasingly militarized, with numerous agencies now employing their own SWAT teams to conduct raids on raw milk producers, beekeepers, lemon growers - or anyone else who runs afoul of agency policies.
The trend has increased during Obama's presidency and is not...|
|6/13/2016 - Two things are idiotic about the Obama Environmental Protection Agency's newest plan regarding the adjustment of biofuel levels in gasoline: 1) It is yet another financial intrusion into our lives we can do without; and 2) In a world where hundreds of millions go to bed hungry every night, it is completely...|
|6/9/2016 - Although the U.S. is regarded as a developed nation, its infrastructure often does not provide Americans with safe drinking water. In wake of the Flint, Michigan incident, where state and federal regulators permitted the public to drink water contaminated with lead, it would be wise for the U.S. to...|
|6/3/2016 - The inappropriate and depraved behavior of some of the federal government's highest-ranking officials is just plain getting out of hand. The most recent example involves a former top official of the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been weaponized by President Obama and his regime, and used...|
|5/24/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency, simply put, has a history of incompetence and arrogance, as well as a reputation for clearing itself while holding other people responsible for its own inactions.
Most recently, these traits were evident in the way the federal agency whiffed on water contamination...|
|5/24/2016 - A recent press release by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the former Kil-Tone Company facility in Vineland, N.J., has now been added to its "Superfund list of the country's most hazardous waste sites."
In its own words, the EPA explains that "pesticides were manufactured...|
|5/16/2016 - Several environmental groups have joined forces to file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to try to put a stop to the practice of using wastewater from fracking on farmland.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, entails injecting large amounts of water into the earth to break...|
|5/13/2016 - The shameful federal agency that was responsible, in large part, for poisoning scores of mostly African-American children with lead in Flint, Mich., as well as one of the worst river contaminations in Colorado history, has a secret slush fund it uses to fund shadowy operations that are beyond oversight.
|5/13/2016 - The chemical PFOA, formerly used in the manufacturing of DuPont's Teflon, has been found to have contaminated groundwater in many U.S. locations and throughout the world.
DuPont began phasing out the use of PFOA (also known as C8) in 2005, after it was revealed that the company had for decades covered...|
|5/9/2016 - I wanted to give everybody an update on some of the key projects we're pursuing right now: Our science laboratory, the EPA watch water test results, our "Nutrition Rescue" vitamin C donations, and the status of our Ranger Buckets (storable organic food).
For starters, thank you for all your water...|
|5/4/2016 - Quaker Oats, owned by PepsiCo, has been sued over its "all natural" oats containing high levels of glyphosate weed killer (sold as "Roundup" by Monsanto).
The New York Times, forever a defender of Monsanto and GMOs, is blatantly lying to its readers by claiming the glyphosate found in Quaker Oats...|
|4/29/2016 - Surprise! The Environmental Protection Agency is not actually protecting underground drinking water supplies (one of its primary functions) from contamination by oil fields and, in a number of instances, has actually allowed companies to dump dirty wastewater into aquifers, according to a newly released...|
|4/28/2016 - While EPA staff members working with the agency's top climate expert, John C. Beale, believed that Beale was involved in undercover CIA operations that often necessitated his absence from work, the reality was that Beale was making the entire story up. He never worked with the CIA at all; instead of...|
|4/27/2016 - Americans jaded by decades of growing government unresponsiveness, were shocked when the Michigan attorney general announced that he would file charges against two state environmental officials and a Flint city official, for negligently continuing to provide lead-tainted water to residents, even after...|
|4/24/2016 - For those who wonder why, as the editor of Natural News, I carry a loaded weapon with me at all times, consider how often whistleblowers who threaten to expose government conspiracy crimes end up dead. In just the last few days, a water treatment plant foreman who could have testified against the corrupt...|
|4/19/2016 - After the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Greater Cincinnati Water Works customers are now being warned that a great portion of the city-owned service lines are made of lead which can leak into the city's drinking water.
Last week, the Cincinnati City Council's Economic Growth and Infrastructure...|
|4/18/2016 - The federal government's failure to protect residents of Flint, Mich., from drinking tainted water is actually a familiar tail, for it involves a bureaucracy – the Environmental Protection Agency – that has a history of malfeasance and incompetence.
What is also common is the federal...|
|4/14/2016 - Most Americans can understand why the FBI, CIA, DHS and the government's various law enforcement agencies are all armed – and some heavily – but they question why seemingly benign agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – which falls under the Commerce...|
|4/11/2016 - We've just finished testing the first 100 water samples we received from Natural News readers via our EPA Watch program to monitor the nation's municipal water supplies. Because the EPA knowingly lies about lead contamination in water -- and because state water testing agencies routinely commit scientific...|
|4/11/2016 - Even as the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines, communities in three separate Northeast states have been facing a crisis of their own: widespread contamination of water supplies with the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, or C8).
PFOA is one of the key...|
|4/9/2016 - A recent USA Today investigation on former lead smelter sites across the U.S. has revealed shocking levels of lead in soils near many of the plants, including in residential areas where children play. The report series explains that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), despite knowing about the...|
|4/9/2016 - In an age of government corruption and regulatory abuse, citizen scientists are now more urgently needed than ever before. This is perhaps no more true than in Flint, Michigan, where activists conducted independent research that discovered lead levels in children had doubled since the city switched...|
|4/8/2016 - This is yet another example of how the federal bureaucracy has grown so big and so ubiquitous as to have become unanswerable to the general public and, sadly, Congress.
As reported recently by the Detroit News, the Environmental Protection Agency's top official in the Midwest was aware that the drinking...|
|4/5/2016 10:17:27 AM - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently conducting a "registration review" of glyphosate to determine if the chemical is safe to use for another 15 years. For it to be approved, the chemical must be in compliance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, which requires...|
|4/1/2016 - Reports of children being poisoned by lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, have shocked the nation – and for good reason. Unfortunately, the story of Flint, Michigan, isn't exactly unique. Children across the country are exposed to toxic lead everyday – levels which meet and exceed...|
|3/27/2016 - The nation has been rightly outraged by the recent large-scale lead poisoning of the children (and adults) of Flint, Michigan. Amid calls for the identification and punishment of the government officials responsible, however, a dangerous impression may have been created that the case of Flint is somehow...|
|3/26/2016 - While lead-laden water has destroyed the lives of many U.S. residents, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has remained disturbingly hands-off in the matter, if not ignoring the problem entirely.
One case where their disregard for human safety is evident involves the residents of Flint, Michigan....|
|3/25/2016 - Some are calling it an intentional act of environmental sabotage for monetary gain: The Colorado Gold King mine disaster from last summer that left hundreds of miles of the Animas River tainted with heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic, and other toxins. New reports suggest that the Environmental...|
|3/23/2016 - As part of our EPA Watch program that aims to test public water supplies across America for toxic heavy metals and chemicals, I just finished testing a water sample that was collected from inside the VA hospital located at 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut, zip code 06516. Click here for...|
|3/21/2016 - One of the Environmental Protection Agency's core functions is the enforcement of provisions contained, which includes "the authority to implement pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for industry," and to assist states in ensuring that the general public has safe drinking...|
|3/17/2016 12:09:44 PM - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently assessing the toxicity of the widely used herbicide, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup. The agency reviews each registered pesticide every 15 years to determine its safety and whether or not it's still in compliance with the...|
|3/17/2016 - You don't have to be an academic to be a scientist. Citizen science is growing globally. Communities with an amateur interest in science have helped classify galaxies, detect signs of disease, and unearth toxic metals in our food. But why is citizen science on the rise? To answer that question, no single...|
|3/13/2016 - A new problem is developing in the United States, and it's right underneath our feat. The bulk of America's water infrastructure, which consists of more than 1 million pipes under the streets, is corroding. As a result, many people are drinking tap water contaminated with toxic heavy metals and don't...|
|3/11/2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repeatedly denied a petition filed by environmental groups asking for better pesticide labeling. In March, Beyond Pesticides, the Center for Environmental Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility and other advocacy groups sued the EPA for failing...|
|3/9/2016 - Sadly, the EPA has become a corrupt, incompetent regulatory regime that has utterly failed to protect America from lead poisoning in the water supply.
In an effort to take over the job of the EPA in testing America's water supply for lead poisoning, we've just opened up our water project to receive...|
|3/9/2016 - Filmmaker Michael Moore is angry – again – but for once his anger is justified, even if it is not always directed at the right people.
In a lengthy piece at The Huffington Post, Moore lamented the horrendous inaction by government officials regarding a years-long water contamination problem...|
|3/8/2016 - Instead of going after the corporations that are polluting the country's navigable waterways and municipal water supplies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now spends its resources going after individual property owners, taking over their land with force and intimidation, all in the name of...|
|3/4/2016 - The EPA has come under fire for the revelation that months before the massive lead poisoning of Flint's water supply became public, an EPA employee had notified his superiors of the problem. Instead of warning the people of Flint, however, the EPA privately communicated with Michigan's Department of...|
|3/3/2016 - Around 95 percent of corn and 70 percent of soy grown in the US and Canada is cloaked in either clothianidin or thiamethoxan. Both chemicals are from a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids. Similar to nicotine, neonicotinoids bind to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the cells of the central...|
|3/3/2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a part of the federal government that is supposed to protect both human health and the environment. According to its own website, the EPA ensures that "all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health" and that "national efforts to reduce...|
|3/2/2016 - It's said to be the most widely used class of pesticides in the world. But the scientific community has reached an overwhelming consensus that neonicotinoids are killing bees by the untold millions, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing absolutely nothing to protect these important...|
|2/29/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency has been involved in numerous scandals, cover-ups and general misdeeds over the past few years, but one of the agency's most egregious recent actions went nearly unnoticed by the media and the public.
For example, the EPA's mishandling and subsequent cover-up of...|
|2/28/2016 - Almost two months ago, state officials in Flint, Michigan, finally ran out of places to hide and the people throughout America learned the painful truth. Although it was more than obvious that changing Flint's water supply had been an absurd and utterly irresponsible decision, the residents were forced...|
|2/23/2016 - On January 14, 2016, officials in New Mexico filed their intent to sue the EPA and the owners of two Colorado mines whose mine waste poured into the Animas River – a tributary of the San Juan and Colorado rivers. The officials also claim the EPA is working with Colorado "to support its own woefully...|
|2/18/2016 - In an extremely unsettling report by Reuters it seems that Michigan officials were actually aware of a serious problem with the water supply in the city of Flint but took measures to block an investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is...|
|2/17/2016 - First, the residents of Flint, Michigan, were drinking lead-contaminated water, all while Governor Snyder was well aware of water quality issues that ultimately destroyed people's emotional and physical health. Now, another state is in the throes of a government-versus-the-citizens water-related crisis,...|
|2/17/2016 - Here's the scoop, folks: I've just announced a non-profit nationwide initiative to test the water supplies from 100+ cities across America, exposing the LIES of the EPA in an effort to protect our children from the kind of lead poisoning that just happened in Flint, Michigan. (Click here to watch my...|
|2/16/2016 - Two citizen scientists who lead a non-profit food and water laboratory in central Texas have teamed up to prevent children across America from being poisoned with lead in municipal water supplies. Forensic food scientist Mike Adams has teamed with a former NASA contract scientist to conduct nationwide...|
|2/1/2016 - As Flint, Michigan, continues to be faced with the challenge of cleaning up its own lead-tainted water supply, another city in the state of Ohio finds itself dealing with a similar problem.
Once again, federal, state and local officials have failed in their responsibility to a community to not only...|
|1/27/2016 - The scientific community is in an uproar after it was learned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to ban an inert gas, one that occurs naturally in the air we breathe, from being used in pesticide formulas.
According to the agency, the natural element argon is considered...|
|1/22/2016 - As if we need another reason to be very concerned about the harms of pesticides, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has come out with its first scientific risk assessment study[PDF] which explains just how detrimental they may be. The agency studied neonicotinoids – a specific...|
|1/20/2016 - In a victory for organic advocates and health-conscious individuals everywhere, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it plans to revoke its previous registration of the herbicide Enlist Duo, which contains a dangerous combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D.(1)
In the past, the EPA...|
|1/18/2016 - Unless a criminal investigation is launched against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we may never know exactly what caused the August 5, 2015, Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado, while those responsible may never be held accountable for their actions.
The agency was in charge of the cleanup...|
|1/17/2016 - During 2016, while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was busy covering up its mistakes in the Gold King Mine cleanup disaster in Colorado – which polluted waterways in three states – and while jailing others who committed environmental crimes less serious than the agency's own SNAFUs,...|
|1/10/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performed its duties aggressively this year, handing out a number of prison sentences and multi-million dollar fines to polluters.
However, the agency failed to apply its enforcement techniques to its own employees and the contractors responsible for a massive...|
|12/25/2015 - For those who are not familiar with the taxpayer-funded network Voice of America, it is essentially a government propaganda instrument whose mission, as The New York Times has noted in its politically correct manner, "is charged with presenting America's viewpoint to the world."
|11/24/2015 - It's been three months since the Gold King Mine spill in which millions of gallons of toxic waste were dumped into the Animas River, turning the water yellow and poisoning a stretch of the river that included two states and the Navajo Nation.
The disaster happened during a botched EPA-led cleanup...|
|11/20/2015 - As if California isn't already going through enough with its droughts and wildfires, state officials there are now warning that a nearly 100-year-old dam in the northern part of the state could collapse if a significant rainstorm occurs. More than this being a matter of structural devastation, the bigger...|
|11/17/2015 - President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out its newly approved Clean Power Plan in early August with the supposed goal of reducing carbon pollution by an average of 32 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
However, critics believe the plan will dismantle America's...|
|11/2/2015 - A five-year fire is burning beneath a landfill in a St. Louis suburb, and it's rapidly approaching an old cache of nuclear waste.
At present, St. Louis County emergency officials are unsure whether or not the fire will set off a reaction that releases a radioactive plume over the city. An emergency...|
|9/29/2015 - Once upon a time, federal regulatory agencies charged with approving fully tested and verified safe products for the U.S. market and pulling those that were found to be dangerous or cause sickness made decisions based on the best interests of the public. But sadly, those days are gone – long gone...|
|9/17/2015 12:01:00 PM - The federal bureaucracy is massive, expensive, all-powerful and completely unaccountable to the very public that funds it. A recent incident involving the Environmental Protection Agency is a classic example.
In recent days, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who is a life-long government bureaucrat...|
|9/14/2015 5:19:16 PM - In a rare demonstration of justice, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve a new neonicotinoid pesticide known as "sulfoxaflor," because its manufacturer, Dow Chemical, failed to submit the proper...|
|9/14/2015 - A congressional panel is criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency after its refusal to hand over documents related the Gold King Mine spill, an incident in which more than three million gallons of orange, toxic water spilled into the largest source of drinking water in the West, Watchdog.org...|
|9/10/2015 - As the Environmental Protection Agency, the government's anti-pollution entity, continues to reel from bad publicity surrounding a disaster its contractors created at a Colorado gold mine recently, the agency has avoided any negative press so far over a similar toxic waste spill in Georgia, Watchdog.org...|
|9/4/2015 - Less than three weeks after the EPA spilled more than three million gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas River in Colorado during its "cleanup" of an abandoned gold mine, the agency announced that contamination levels were "trending toward pre-event conditions" and lifted restrictions on the use...|
|9/1/2015 - The Obama administration, which regularly touts itself as a champion for minorities, is attempting to cheat thousands of Native Americans out of future compensation that is rightly theirs following a horrendously damaging toxic chemical spill in Colorado recently.
The Washington Times reported that...|
|8/30/2015 - The Affordable Care Act that isn't affordable and has raised health insurance rates and the cost of healthcare.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, designed to improve food labeling but which actually bans states from enacting their own GMO labeling requirements, thus keeping food labels inaccurate.
|8/30/2015 - Had it been done by a private company – say, an oil company or via fracking – the massive toxic contamination of a major U.S. river system would have been front-page news for weeks in the environmentally-conscious liberal mainstream media.
However, when a government agency causes such...|
|8/27/2015 - Just one week after workers from her agency "accidentally" released about three million gallons of heavy metal-laden sludge down the Animas River in Colorado, sending arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury into drinking water supplies that serve millions of people throughout the Southwest, Environmental...|
|8/18/2015 - The "accidental" release by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of more than three million gallons of toxic sludge into a Colorado river system that feeds into the larger Colorado River has resulted in a massive surge of heavy metal contamination, including lead levels that are now 3,580...|
|8/16/2015 - You can now monitor breaking news headlines on the FDA, EPA, FBI and TSA via the FETCH.news service I recently created to empower activists and the independent media.
We recently acquired FDA.news, EPA.news, CDC.news and many other sites for this purpose of public education and empowerment.
|8/13/2015 - Yesterday I posted an article asking for American citizens to send me water samples from the Animas River that the EPA has now heavily contaminated with toxic heavy metals. I want to test the water in my elemental analysis laboratory to expose the EPA's pollution.
The EPA used to prevent corporations...|
|8/13/2015 - A July 30 letter to the editor of a local newspaper from a retired geologist appears to have predicted the Environmental Protection Agency's disastrous chemical spill into a major Colorado River tributary that happened just days later.
As noted in earlier reports, tons of toxic water tainted with...|
|8/12/2015 - The incompetence of big government never ceases to amaze me. The EPA -- now known as the "Environmental POLLUTION Agency" -- recently managed to spill 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas River. The actual composition of that toxic sludge is being kept a secret by the EPA, which is why...|
|7/30/2015 - Anyone who says that liberty, freedom and individualism has thrived under the Obama administration has either been living in a cave or is far too partisan to acknowledge what's really been going on.
The Obamaites have long used the power of the federal bureaucracy that the president controls to limit,...|
|7/28/2015 - Recent surveys asking Americans to rate Congress and the U.S. government in general have revealed that few of us have any faith whatsoever in our ruling class, and yet there is little concerted effort among the masses to change our political dynamic.
Election after election, Americans continue to...|
|7/17/2015 - Water fluoridation is a hot topic these days as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently lowered their recommendation for fluoride in public water supplies, inducing a change in policy across the nation as communities scramble to update their fluoride-dispersing equipment.
|7/12/2015 - When a chemical has the ability to change the gender of frogs and completely warp the mating habits of amphibians, shouldn't that chemical be considered a threat to life on the planet and be forbidden from use? Why would the science community and government regulators want something this hazardous to...|
|6/9/2015 - All that underground blasting by corporations to release natural gas and oil from deep within the earth, a relatively new energy-harvesting technique known as "hydraulic fracturing," is of no concern to the nation's drinking water. This is the politically charged opinion of the Environmental Protection...|
|6/4/2015 - Did the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency run cover for biotech behemoth Monsanto for years to hide the cancer-causing properties of one of the agri-giant's most profitable chemicals? Absolutely, asserts Dr. Anthony Samsel, a research scientist and consultant who says he has EPA documents in his...|
|5/17/2015 - The home improvement chain Lowe's has announced that it will stop selling the toxic pesticides that are suspected of causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) and the death of honeybees worldwide. This announcement, in early April 2015, follows the moratorium on permits for these pesticides sent out by...|
|5/14/2015 - Key data outlining the toxicity of glyphosate (Roundup) was recently uncovered, revealing that Monsanto knew about the cancer-causing effects of its best-selling herbicide more than 35 years ago, as did the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and yet neither entity chose to make this information...|
|4/16/2015 - Water fluoridation may cause hypothyroidism at levels dramatically lower than the maximum level allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Kent and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,...|
|4/7/2015 - The federal government is continuing its war on your privacy, as yet another agency in the vast bureaucracy seeks a new way to keep its eye on you and try to change your lifestyle.
Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spending $15,000 to develop a wireless system that can be placed...|
|3/28/2015 - Despite the fact that the monarch butterfly's population has severely dwindled in fewer than 20 years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has yet to take protective action. As such, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has filed a complaint against the EPA, noting that the EPA has failed...|
|3/23/2015 - In November 2014, an investigation by NBC Bay Area made a shocking discovery when they learned that the oil and gas industry had been dumping, or pumping, billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into federally protected underground aquifers.
Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture...|
|1/30/2015 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an assessment detailing the health and environmental risks associated with the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a chemical developed by Dow AgroSciences in 1965 that's widely sprayed on a variety of crops.
The EPA's report, released on December 31,...|
|1/17/2015 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to vacate an order that forces the agency to rule on whether federal regulations are necessary to curb the flow of pollutants - mostly from agricultural run-off - into the Mississippi River.
|11/26/2014 - In one fell swoop, the Environmental Protection Agency officially became the Environmental Holocaust Kingpin when they approved Dow's deadly new Enlist Duo. This new two-headed monster herbicide is comprised of Monsanto's gut-wrenching, gut-microbe-destroying glyphosate and Dow's endocrine-disrupting,...|
|11/15/2014 - The planet's growing dependency on fossil fuels is inadvertently altering our environments in ways scientists are just beginning to understand. Practices like hydraulic fracking not only have adverse environmental effects but have also spurred an economic transformation in the U.S. as the nation distances...|
|11/9/2014 - A memo from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the way that this agency gives more weight to poorly conducted, industry-funded studies than to the overwhelming body of evidence showing that pesticides are harmful.
The memo concerns an insecticide named chlorpyrifos (trade name Lorsban),...|
|10/24/2014 - The results of a new study confirm what most already know regarding the dangers of drinking bottled water that's been left in the sun. Published in the September journal of Environmental Pollution, scientists warn against leaving plastic bottled water in any warm place, especially the car.
|10/18/2014 - Introduced by French dentists who immigrated to the U.S. in 1833, the use of amalgam as a dental restoration material became popular as blacksmiths, barbers and tradesman easily made it from the fillings of silver coins and other metals. Adding liquid mercury helped to amalgamate the mixture of metals,...|
|9/26/2014 - For decades, top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (PEA) were aware that a compound approved for agricultural use in the United States was wiping out the honeybee population, but they chose to ignore the compound's effects in deference to pressure from agri-giant corporations.
|9/3/2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) are readying to approve a powerful new herbicide, as well as three genetically modified organisms (GMOs) engineered to resist it, that has not been adequately vetted for either safety or effectiveness. And at least 50 members...|
|8/20/2014 - A collection of science and journalism organizations is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to stop its policy of restricting independent scientists who advise the agency against talking to media outlets without first getting permission.
In a letter addressed to the agency in early April,...|
|7/28/2014 1:19:48 PM - Federal regulators with the Environmental Protection Agency have denied a request from the state of Texas to permit its farmers to use a very powerful and dangerous herbicide against invasive "superweeds" that are threatening to overtake cotton crops.
EPA officials cited added risks to drinking water...|
|7/13/2014 - The U.S. is in the midst of an arsenic crisis. And yet a single U.S. congressman, admittedly influenced by corporate lobbying, is consciously blocking efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose new restrictions on the chemical element that would protect the public against this known...|
|7/11/2014 - A young child consuming a typical US diet is exposed to phthalate levels more than twice as high as those considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the journal Environmental Health in...|
|7/7/2014 - There have been suspicions about pesticides causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) where suddenly many bees die or disappear from their hives and never return. In particular, many scientists have been suspecting a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
After several large scale bee keeper and...|
|7/3/2014 - EPA workers at the Region 8 office in Denver, Colorado, might feel a mile high or even think that they're losing their minds after seeing human feces in the hallway of the government building.
According to an internal email obtained by Government Executive, the federal employees have been warned...|
|6/3/2014 - Mercury tests conducted on vaccines at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have revealed a shockingly high level of toxic mercury in an influenza vaccine (flu shot) made by GlaxoSmithKline (lot #9H2GX). Tests conducted via ICP-MS document mercury in the Flulaval vaccine at a shocking 51 parts per million,...|
|5/24/2014 - Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency assured Congress during recent testimony on Capitol Hill that the agency planned to resolve an extraordinary dispute with its inspector general regarding allegations that an office of the agency run by President Obama's top political staff worked to...|
|4/29/2014 - The world's second-largest home improvement retail store, Lowe's, has agreed to pay a federal penalty of half a million dollars following a deal that was reached with the Justice Department last Thursday.
The disciplinary action comes after Lowe's was caught failing to abide by mandatory practices...|
|4/29/2014 - Food freedom begins with land freedom, because if you have no control over your own property, you have no real control over what you can use it for, including growing your own organic foods.
And if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gets its way, what property rights you still have may vanish...|
|4/11/2014 - Because of overreaching federal bureaucracy that constantly churns out conflicting and onerous regulations, it is becoming more and more difficult for landowners to use their own property in ways they see fit, even if they don't harm others or the environment.
As reported by Fox News, Wyoming welder...|
|4/3/2014 - The U.S. government intentionally subjected children and adults to bizarre medical experiments that required them to inhale diesel pollutants known to contain cancer-causing chemicals. The experiments involved collecting diesel fumes from idling diesel trucks, then piping those fumes into enclosed chambers...|
|2/20/2014 - In another victory for the chemical industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared that residue of Bt toxin from genetically modified (GM) Bt crops is permissible at all levels in soy foods for humans and soy feed for animals. The EPA has essentially relieved the biotechnology...|
|1/22/2014 - Four days ago, the Associated Press reported that coal-fired power plants are dumping enormous quantities of pollutants into U.S. waterways. According to the Associated Press, the EPA says that coal-fired power plants are dumping nearly 2 million pounds of aluminum, 79,000 pounds of arsenic, 64,000...|
|1/10/2014 - Only a government bureaucracy would seek to impose insane heating rules during the dead of winter, but that's Washinton, D.C., for you - short on common sense, high on authoritarianism, and drunk with power.
That's the only way to explain a new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to impose regulations...|
|1/2/2014 - Some government officials have "agent envy," apparently. Even though they work for Uncle Sam, not all federal employees are created equal.
That could be why one Environmental Protection Agency employee faked being a CIA agent for years. Either that, or - he's just a lunatic. Whatever he is, he's...|
|12/26/2013 - It's not enough that President Obama has worked overtime to destroy the nation's healthcare system and muck up its financial sector (think the Dodd-Frank "financial reform" law), now he's focused on screwing up the only economic engine driving the American economy: the energy sector.
Over the past...|
|10/31/2013 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SunWise program aims to keep kids and families literally and figuratively "in the dark," while studies clearly show exposure to sunlight offers remarkable protection from cancer. A nation-wide study by William B. Grant, PhD, published in the American Cancer...|
|10/24/2013 - According to the latest available statistics, there are more than 80,000 approved chemicals currently in commercial use. But believe it or not, only a few hundred of these chemicals have ever gone through proper safety testing by their manufacturers or by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...|
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|10/18/2013 - The American Tradition Institute (ATI)'s Environmental Law Center, a public policy "think tank" that advocates for free-market environmental and resource stewardship, has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly conducting illegal and inhumane experimentation...|
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