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Supreme Court lets stand California ruling holding lead paint makers liable for $400-million cleanup cost

Published: 
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:24pm

The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a defeat to business groups in a closely watched California case, rejecting appeals of a ruling that requires former makers of lead paint to pay $400 million or more to clean up old homes.

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Trump administration defends nerve agent pesticide found harmful to children

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Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:51pm

The Trump administration appears ready to go to the mat for chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that has been linked to developmental disorders in children whose mothers were exposed to it during pregnancy.

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Lead paint threatens to undo California's biggest residential cleanup, officials warn. But they're doing little to fix it

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Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:41am

Officials have long known that children across a swath of southeast Los Angeles County are exposed to brain-damaging lead from two distinct sources: pollution from a now-shuttered battery recycling plant and lead paint in the walls of their homes.

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EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:01pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is suppressing a bombshell report warning that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor to risk developing leukemia or other diseases, a former agency official and a current one told Politico.

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Landmark California regulations under federal fire

Published: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:48am
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California has a reputation for having some of the nation's most aggressive rules on workplace safety, consumer protection and environmental quality — regulations that force companies to make costly adjustments to the way they do business worldwide.