11 State Attorneys General Sue EPA Over Delay of the Chemical Accident Safety Rule

July 25, 2017
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leading a lawsuit against EPA for blocking an Obama administration rule targeting companies that use and store chemicals.
Heather Von St. James
When Heather Von St James was diagnosed with mesothelioma ndash a rare cancer most closely association with exposure to asbestos ndash her doctor asked her if her dad had been a miner or a construction worker She was exposed to asbestos through the dust that permeated his clothing and his car Her father died of cancer in February Here he is with his granddaughter Lilly who was threeandahalf months39 old when her mother was diagnosed

Heather Von St. James: Why I Fight

May 23, 2017
Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with mesothelioma three months after her daughter was born and was given 15 months to live. She fought back and over the last 11 years, has...
Under the Paris Agreement all the worldrsquos major economies are taking action on climate change for the first time including China and India which have put forward their own commitments to cut their carbon pollution domestically

Governors Urge President Trump to Stay in Paris Climate Agreement

May 3, 2017
The governors of 12 states urge the president to keep America’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gases.
How will fluctuations in the oil and gas industry around the world impact EHS

Oil Prices, Predictions And the Problem With Predictions: Progress in EHS

April 19, 2017
Capitalism dictates that supply is driven by demand and vice versa, meaning that the person who can predict what’s coming down the line has landed on an infinite gold mine.
We now know thanks to the findings of the US Chemical Safety Board ndash a federally funded independent agency tasked with investigating industrial chemical accidents that is threatened with defunding in the FY 2018 federal budget proposed by the Trump administration ndash that a confluence of errors and missteps led to the tragedy at the West Fertilizer Co facility
Industrial Hygiene

A Modest Proposal to Save the Chemical Safety Board

March 28, 2017
If the Chemical Safety Board is defunded, what does it mean for the industry as a whole and worker and facility safety?


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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt addressing EPA employees on Feb 21

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: From Chief Opponent to Agency Chief

Feb. 21, 2017
Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been tasked to lead the agency he sued 13 times.
Industrial Hygiene

No Thrills on Blueberry Hill: Maine Blueberry Processor Takes Steps to Protect Public From Chemical Exposure

Feb. 1, 2017
As part of an EPA settlement, the owner of a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine has come into compliance with federal requirements designed to protect the public ...
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Environmental Justice for Residents in Michigan, New Mexico and North Carolina

Jan. 25, 2017
The EPA Civil Rights Office takes steps to enforce civil rights laws protecting vulnerable members of communities from environmental racism.

EPA: Air Emissions of Toxic Chemicals from Industrial Facilities Down More Than Half Since 2005

Jan. 24, 2017
The annual Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis of toxic chemical releases from 22,000 U.S. facilities shows that emissions of toxic chemicals into the air continue to decline...