January 18, 2020 Liz Borkowski, MPH

An important new piece by Sharon Lerner at the The Intercept describes how the Trump administration is gutting toxics regulations, and what that means in terms of increased cancer rates. Strategies promoted by the tobacco industry and Koch-funded groups are now taking root at EPA, including with a proposed rule that would sharply restrict the […]

December 14, 2019 Liz Borkowski, MPH 3Comment

Jack Mitchell’s impressive career involved investigative reporting for CNN, many years of government service, and serving as director of health policy at the nonprofit National Center for Health Research. In addition to being a fighter for public health, he was a thoughtful and generous collaborator.

April 20, 2018 Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH

Congress directed EPA to disclose confidential business information to health professionals in certain critical situations involving toxic chemicals. Kudos to the American Public Health Assoc., American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of OB/GYN, and the Environmental Defense Fund for not allowing EPA to wiggle away from Congress’ intent.

March 16, 2018 Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH 1Comment

The CEO of an investment company with coal mine holdings has ludicrous ideas about worker safety. He thinks coal miners should rely on their natural instincts to be safe. He says emergency breathing equipment, rescue chambers, and proximity detectors are a waste of money.