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Pipeline war taken up by another government agency

The new CDC’s MMWR (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) discusses gas pipeline incidents in 7 states between 2010-2012, stating gas pipelines have “the potential to cause mass casualties and environmental contamination.” It concluded federal “strategies to prevent releases are needed,” including comprehensive worker training regarding ruptured line prevention and education to inform public to recognize a gas leak and know what to do.

Why is the CDC now involved in hyping the dangers of pipelines? Continue reading

Another Endocrine-Disruptor Scare

A study that is being reported in hundreds of media around the world simultaneously (that is the first clue of science by press release) claims that pregnant women exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in detergents, solvents and pesticides have a much greater risk of giving birth to boys with hypospadias. This is junkscience on steroids. Continue reading

When Repealing Obamacare Doesn’t

The Republican Study Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives just unveiled its own healthcare plan, claiming it fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with a “patient-centered, free-market solution.” The only problem is… Continue reading

Pebble-gate

The EPA appears to have broken the law when it preemptively vetoed the Pebble Mine Project. Wall Street Journal’s latest article, “EPA’s Pebble Blame Game,” reveals more of the scandal: Continue reading

Pope’s Media Organizing for Climate Change

Catholic parishioners across the country will soon be getting hit hard with a well-organized marketing campaign of the Pope’s environmental agenda. Continue reading

Legislative Alert: 21st Century Quackery Act

“Titles of legislation often deceive,” wrote Twila Brase, President of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The US House Energy and Commerce Committee just sent the 21st Century Cures Act to the House for vote. This is a scary piece of legislation. Continue reading

Brilliant Solution to California’s Drought

Calling environmental policy wonks on their own strategies, a clever solution is being proposed to solve California’s drought crisis: Continue reading