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Rumsfeld's Toxic Legacy - How Donald Rumsfeld pushed aspartame (nutrasweet) through the FDA onto our tables and into our bodies with no regard for the truth or our health.

Long Shutdowns Prove Nuclear Power More Dangerous and Expensive than Necessary.

Video - High cost of electronics salvage, recycling and precious metal recover.

Video - Effect of toxic chemicals on workers in Mexico's Silicon Valley.

Right-To-Know or Left-To-Wonder: EPA Begins Closing Libraries and Ending Public Access to Research Materials.

Bush's War on Freedom - Study: Many Federal Sites Not Terror Risks.

Mapping the Risks: Assessing the Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Available Geospatial Information.


Soaring Cancer Rates Blamed On Chemicals: Epidemic is Preventable.

Stronger rules urged for chemical plants: Corzine: N.J. plan leaves sites a terror target.

60 Minutes: U.S. Plants Open To Terrorists.

Bush gives in to chemical companies, leaving the nation vulnerable.

About time! California Open pit mines told to cleanup their act.

VHS Video - A Breath of Air: What Pollution is Doing to Our Children.

Pentagon Wants Exemptions From Environmental Laws.

Duct Tape Is No Substitute for Right-To-Know.

Department of Justice Fails to Secure Chemical Facilities - Millions at Risk.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - The End of Controversy.

Toxic Chemicals & Health: 3 New Reports.

Despite Terrorism Threat, Chemical Industry Succeeds In Blocking Federal Security Regulations. Click here for new report from Common Cause.

End of Right-To-Know? Terrorism, Patriotism, and Environmental Law - "Congress should remember that the toxic cloud slaying the innocent people of Bhopal, India, was not the result of a terrorist act but the consequence of business as usual."


White House fails to protect public health "When the government comes across this kind of information and doesn't tell people about it, I just think it's wrong, unconscionable, not to do that," he said. "Your first obligation is to tell the people ... of the possible danger" -- Former EPA administrator William Ruckelshaus

Air pollution induces heritable DNA mutations.


Dioxins in babies at 85 times safety limit.

Computer System Peeks at Personal Data of Americans.

Total Information Awareness - threat to freedom, civil liberties and privacy.

Potential release of GIS data involves serious privacy and security issues -- so says Greenwich, CT.

Poisonous Procedural �Reform�: In Defense of Environmental Right to Know -- new report from the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute (11/04/02).

Peering into the Academic-Industrial Complex: Cornell Ordered to Release Biotech Documents by New York Supreme court.

Cancer Incidence Is Increasing NOT Decreasing.

Bush Administration's Pre-Emptive Strike On Our Right-To-Know: Warns Oregon about labelling food for genetically engineered content.

An Evaluation of the Possible Risks From Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) From Power Lines, Internal Wiring, Electrical Occupations and Appliances.

First North American death of Mad Cow disease reported.

Join the fight for victims of Bhopal -- 18 years later and 30 die each month as a result of this accident.

Leukemia and power lines correlation probed.

U.N. cancels A-bomb exhibit in New York.

Press Conference: 9-11 and the Public Safety: Seeking Answers and Accountability.

C-SPAN Denies Access: to 9-11 victims' families.

Anti-Terrorism: EPA seeks to make US water systems safe from sabotage.

EPA releases national toxic pollution data: new report reveals dioxin and mercury pollution.

2000 Toxic Release Inventory data to hightlight persistent toxics, document the need for stronger environmental protections instead of Bush administration rollbacks.

UNEP -- The State Of The Planet Is Getting Worse But For Many It's Still "business As Usual."

The State of the Air 2002 Report says, "Three-quarters of the nation�s population who reside in areas with ozone monitors�a total of 142,668,846 Americans�are breathing in unhealthy amounts of ozone pollution." That's half the population!

EPA Coverup? September 11th Environmental Hypocrisy.

8 Utilities Kill 5,900 Each Year - New Report from the Environmental Integrity Project (04/17/02).

Revoke Right To Know - says Don Sundquist, Governor of Tennessee..

Senator says documents show EPA cutting enforcement.

Pentagon Seeks Exemption From Environmental Laws.

Congress may Eliminate the Chemical Safety Board - In the post 911 age don't we need more, not less oversight of chemical facilities?

Web sites told to delete data: The White House yesterday ordered all federal agencies to scrub their Web sites of sensitive information on weapons of mass destruction and other data that might be useful to terrorists...


Doomsday Clock Moves Forward: On February 27, 2002, the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand of the �Doomsday Clock,� the symbol of nuclear danger, from nine to seven minutes to midnight, the same setting at which the clock debuted 55 years ago. Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, this is the third time the hand has moved forward.

Eric V. Schaeffer, EPA Director, Office of Regulatory Enforcement resigns. Click here to read his February 27, 2002 letter of resignation.

Human & Ecological Costs of High-Tech Scrap: It's been over 10 years since Bill Moyers and the Center For Investigative Reporting wrote their ground-breaking, Global Dumping Ground: The International Traffic in Hazardous Waste. Read this long awaited update to this story.

New Report Available: Smokestack Rollback: How the Bush administration's Clean Air Act proposals will increase toxic refinery pollution and jeopardize public health - Study Exposes Bush Administration's Roll Back of Clean Air Protections as National Disaster for Public Health.

Protecting Children in the New Time of Terrorism and other articles, news and resources related to chemical accidents and terrorism.

Corporate Terrorism? FBI Investigates Possible Financial Motive in Anthrax Attacks - The FBI is pursuing the possibility that financial gain was the motive behind the mailing of letters containing deadly anthrax bacteria and has conducted extensive interviews of personnel at two laboratories and possibly more, according to government officials.

Enron and the Green Seal - The fall of Enron sounds the death knell for one of the great rackets of the past decade: green seals of approval, whereby some outfit like the Natural Resources Defense Council or the Environmental Defense Fund would issue testimonials to the enviro-conscience and selfless devotion to the public weal of corporations like Enron.

Chemical Plants Are Feared as Targets: Concerns grow that terrorists might hit toxic inventories.

RMP Report - Accident Epidemiology and the U.S. Chemical Industry: Preliminary Results from RMP*Info. The study using Risk Management Plan (RMP) data says, "In two cases, it was discovered that a facility had changed its [RMP] report ... In one case, 9 public deaths had been reported and in the other case 5 deaths ... in both cases, these reports were resubmitted and changed to 0 deaths." ... More

Air Pollution Harmful to Babies, Fetuses: Studies Say Smog is linked to stillbirths, infant deaths and low birth weight.

Secret EPA Analysis Shows Current Clean Air Act Better than Proposed "Cap and Trade" Scheme. "Once again the Bush Administration is meeting in secret with industry cooking up plans that will worsen air quality and threaten public health."

Nuclear Waste Nominee Raises More Conflict of Interest Issues for Troubled Yucca Mountain Project.

Scientists Find Fluoridation Outdated & Question Its Morality: Journal of the Canadian Dental Association.

The Doors Of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything.

Risky Business: the Probability and Consequences of a Nuclear Accident. New Greenpeace report (11/15/01). Links to executive summary, full report, and maps.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to war, peace, love, military defense, retaliation, brotherhood, revolution. Reflect on this when reading the article and report below.


Protecting Public Health and Hazard Reduction - (Chemical plants, terrorism, and right-to-know).

Fearing Attack, Blue Plains Ceases Toxic Chemical Use.

Toxic Chemicals' Security Worries Officials: Widespread Use of Industrial Materials Makes Them Potential Target of Terrorists.

S. 1602 - Chemical Security Act of 2001 (Introduced in the Senate).

Better Killing through Chemistry: Buying chemical weapons material through the mail is quick and easy (Scientific American).

Bill Moyers on Greed, Government, Terrorism, Activism ... Read his speech to the Environmental Grantmakers Association, Brainerd, MN, October 16, 2001.

FBI Considers Torture as Suspects Stay Silent - Amazing but true. Even worse, they say that the public demands this action. Note that these people are suspects.

Air Quality Trends: What EPA Didn't Tell You.

Urgent Action Alert from the Sierra Club: Stop the Anti-Environmental Fast-Track Bill! The Sierra Club says, "House Ways and Means Committee Chair Bill Thomas (R-CA) is trying to use the crisis created by terrorist attacks on our country to ram through Congress a divisive, environmentally-destructive fast-track trade bill." Click here for full text of H.R. 3005, the "Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001," quotes and contact information.

Trade Secrets" - Time to revisit PBS's "Trade Secrets" website and Environmental Working Group's "Chemical Industry Archives."

Who is Watching the Watchers? A Taste of Big Brother in America.

Private Justice: Millions (in the U.S.) are Losing Their Legal Rights.

France Blast Possible Terror Attack - France's environment minister said Thursday that a chemical plant blast last month that killed 29 people may have been a terrorist attack.

Anti-Terrorism Legislation - Learn about the consequences.

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