By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director As you may have heard, Lisa Jackson has announced that she is stepping down as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. No one can blame her. It’s an increasingly thankless job. But I’m going to miss her and you should too, as the storminess of her tenure has implications for […]
When Herbert H. Dow tapped the bromine salt deposits beneath Midland, Michigan, he launched a major chemical company and the chemistry that, more than a century later, still haunts our homes and bodies with toxic flame retardants. Scientists shed new light on this growing chemical threat just last week, with two research teams reporting results […]
We recently learned some startling things about the chemical industry. Since 2005 they have spent $375 million dollars on elections and lobbying Congress. In just the third quarter of 2012, the chemical industry trade association spent $3.48 million dollars lobbying Congress to block reform. And in the first six months of this year, Dow Chemical […]
With the elections behind us, it’s time to take stock of their meaning for our chemical reform effort. In short: things are looking bright. There will certainly be a debate in the full U.S. Senate and in statehouses around the country next year. We are in a good position to win that debate.
Below is an important essay from Gary Cohen, founder of Health Care Without Harm and a key member of our coalition. The 25th anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India is a mournful occasion, and an excellent reminder of how far we still have to go before we can truly say we have learned our lesson.