World Famous Tourist Destination A Dumping Ground for Raw Sewage

One of the most visited outdoor tourist attractions in the world, Niagara Falls, is known for its breathtaking views, but visitors are now having their breath taken away by something far less awe inspiring. Located just a few… Read More

Oil Industry, Trump Administration Plan to Drill Off Florida’s Coast

Via Food and Water Watch: The Trump administration is putting energy industry special interests ahead of public health. Its latest awful proposal? Open up more of our coasts to offshore drilling, including Florida’s coasts. The Department of the Interior is taking… Read More

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity of Common Herbicide

A new report on the health risks of glyphosate-based herbicides highlights major flaws in the integrity of regulations vital to the protection of New Zealand. The report released by Steffan Browning of the Green Party, reexamines the findings… Read More

New EPA Head Going Easy on GE After Discharging PCBs Into River

Washington, DC — The Trump-appointed head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has moved to take personal control of all major toxic cleanup operations under the Superfund program, according to an agency memo posted today by Public Employees… Read More

URGENT: New EPA Administrator Fires Scientists, Wants Public Input on Regulation Cuts

Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency is currently asking for comments on which regulations to CUT. Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt fired scientists on a key advisory board and is likely to replace them with… Read More

Court Holds Bee-killing Pesticide Approvals Violated the Law

EPA must analyze risks to endangered species SAN FRANCISCO—A Federal Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) systematically violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) – a key wildlife protection law – when it approved bee-killing insecticides… Read More

Public Records Sought on Monsanto’s Ties to EPA’s Pesticide Office

Emerging Controversy Casts Doubts on EPA’s Glyphosate Cancer Assessment PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Right to Know submitted Freedom of Information Act requests this week seeking public records to determine whether Monsanto inappropriately influenced… Read More

Monsanto Can’t Shake Poisonous History of PCB Contamination

Monsanto is being sued by three cities in California and the state of Washington due to impacts from contamination by their PCBs. Monsanto’s motion to dismiss lawsuits over PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) contamination filed by the California cities of… Read More

Monsanto, EPA Fighting to Keep Glyphosate Cancer Review Secret

See our special feature on the history of Monsanto and it’s partner in an ongoing merger, Bayer, here. For a look back at our Monsanto coverage, click here.    By Carey Gillam Originally Published at US Right to Know… Read More

500-Plus Organizations Call for Rejection of Scott Pruitt as EPA Head

Environmental, Health, Labor, Social Justice, Faith, Farming and Business Groups Join Broad National Push to Defeat Pruitt Nomination WASHINGTON – More than 500 national, state and local organizations representing a wide range of interests and identities signed a… Read More