Earth Watch: Rob Faux On Dicamba Herbicide Court Ruling

Dicamba-resistant crops pose serious threat to human and environmental health Photo courtesy of Center for Food Safety Rob Faux is the Communications Associate in Iowa for the Pesticide Action Network. Rob is also a farmer, operating a diversified vegetable and poultry… Read More

26 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

TRUMP’S EPA WANTS TO WEAKEN SCIENCE-BASED RULES FOR TOXIC AIR POLLUTANTS (24 MAY 2020) Truthout: Ethylene oxide is a particularly dangerous chemical that’s both extremely flammable and potentially highly toxic to humans. Just a brief exposure to enough… Read More

12 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CLIMATE CRISIS WEEKLY: TRUMP HAS ROLLED BACK 98 ENVIRONMENTAL RULES — NYT (9 MAY 2020) Elektrek: Donald Trump promised to deregulate environmental and climate policies, and he’s delivered. Why did he want to do that? Because he thinks… Read More

1 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

COVID-19 UNDERSCORES WHY WE NEED TO MAKE MAY DAY RADICAL AGAIN (1 MAY 2020) Truthout: Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and health care in the midst of the pandemic lockdown and people are, reasonably, looking for… Read More

6 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

More than 250 civil society organisations demand red lines for aviation bailouts (6 April 2020) *includes #SavePeopleNotPlanes petition! President of Chile receives new barrage of criticism (4 April 2020) EPA sidesteps normal public process to approve BASF’s cancer-linked pesticide (3 April… Read More

3 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

Water justice in the time of C19: Valparaiso, Detroit and South Africa (3 April 2020) Human impact on the environment may make pandemics more likely, experts warn (2 April 2020) A food crisis looms as coronavirus forces farms… Read More

COVID19 Analysis

COVID-19: Underlying Causes, Human Rights Abuses and Ecological Destruction COVID-19 and Capitalism FROM FANON TO VENTILATORS: FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO BREATHE (6 MAY 2020) CORONAVIRUS FIGHT: UN CHIEF SAYS WORLD LEADERS ARE FALLING SHORT (1 MAY 2020)… Read More

Earth Minute: The EPA & COVID-19

Late last week, the Environmental Protection Agency suspended enforcement of US environmental laws using the coronavirus outbreak as the excuse to greenlight environmental destruction. The Hill quoted Cynthia Giles, head of EPA’s Enforcement Office under Obama: “This EPA… Read More

After Pruitt, Trump Has Another Loyal Industry Servant Primed for EPA Boss

By Sharon Lerner Originally published by The Intercept   WHAT FINALLY PUSHED Scott Pruitt over the edge? Was it the woman with the baby who let him have it in a fast food restaurant? Or his use of Environmental Protection Agency staff to… Read More

Criminal Enforcement of Eco Crimes by EPA In a Freefall

Fewer Investigators Translates into Fewer Referrals, Prosecutions, and Defendants   Washington, DC — Belying Scott Pruitt’s claims to be a tough polluter prosecutor, criminal enforcement by his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in a freefall, according to figures… Read More