Supreme Court Halts Industry Attack Against EPA

Supreme Court Halts Industry Attack Against EPA

Last week, we shared a message about the EPA’s new standards for power plant emissions under the Clean Air Act. The Supreme Court also stepped up this month to defend the agency, when it refused to hear challenges to EPA findings that carbon dioxide and other pollutants endanger our health. The move by the Supreme… Read more »

Tell the EPA: Support Strong Standards for Power Plant Emissions

Tell the EPA: Support Strong Standards for Power Plant Emissions

Let’s help government to get it right. This time, they are making good progress- but your message of support for them to stay the course will help that progress become law. This is a message from the Union of Concerned Scientists, urging you to support the EPA in setting new, strong standards under the Clean… Read more »

Remediation Strategies for Urban Soils: An Evening with Steve Calanog, 9/26/13

Remediation Strategies for Urban Soils: An Evening with Steve Calanog, 9/26/13

The fourth event in our “Soil in the City” workshop series brings an EPA expert with local remediation experience to the Ecology Center. Join us for an enriching evening talk with Steve Calanog, U.S. EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator, soil expert, and gardener! Steve will address some of the biggest concerns for urban gardeners — the… Read more »

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

One of the most widespread chemicals in our bodies, bisphenol-A or BPA, has been added to the list of reproductive toxins that require warning labels under Prop 65. The decision from California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will mean that products containing hazardous levels of BPA will have a warning label. This… Read more »

Fighting Fire with Facts: Union of Concerned Scientists vs. Monsanto

Fighting Fire with Facts: Union of Concerned Scientists vs. Monsanto

The courageous Union of Concerned Scientists has launched an ad campaign to counter claims made in Monsanto’s glossy PR campaigns. UCS has run their ads this month on buses and transit stations in Washington D.C., targeting areas near USDA headquarters, the EPA offices, and Capitol Hill. Their hope is that Washington leaders, disproportionately influenced by… Read more »