ACAT News & Updates

EPA Sued for Third Time for Failing to Address Fairbanks’ Dirty Air

Fairbanks residents file lawsuit to enforce government’s duty to address the worst spikes of fine particulate matter in the country, after EPA misses another deadline

Today, Fairbanks residents teamed up with Citizens for Clean Air, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, and Sierra Club to get EPA back on track after it missed the third deadline in three years for addressing Fairbanks’ air pollution problem. Fairbanks air quality is some of the worst in the U.S. when it comes to the fine

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Recording Available – CHE-Alaska call: Endocrine Disruption at the Top of the World – State of the Science with a Message from Alaska

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Recording (MP3)

About the Call:

pregnantThis teleconference was recorded on October 26, 2016. Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, Executive Director of TEDX discussed highlights of 25 years of endocrine disruption science. She spoke about recent scientific advances and how hormone disruption may be a common causative factor in many diseases and disorders of the modern world. Dr. Kwiatkowski also shared her impressions

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: 2016 CHE-AK, CHE-AK_Info_Pages, Home Posts|Comments Off on Recording Available – CHE-Alaska call: Endocrine Disruption at the Top of the World – State of the Science with a Message from Alaska

Final Report from Rome: U.N. Committee Says Global Action Warranted on Teflon Chemical and Three Others That Affect The Arctic

Industry influence in carving out exceptions  “troubling”

dsc_9621At the end of a long week of meetings of the U.N.’s POPs scientific review committee in Rome, Pam Miller reports : “We’re tired but happy. Global bans for PFOS, Deca,SCCPs & Dicofol are on the horizon.”

However, industry influence on committee members and government representatives was troubling, allowing exceptions to the bans for various uses that will undermine the treaty’s intention.

For full details, see this IPEN press

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Day 3 – Good News from Rome!

dsc_0909Good news from Rome! The POPs Review Committee determined the pesticide dicofol “as a result of its long-range environmental transport is likely to lead to significant adverse environmental effects and may lead to significant adverse human health effects, such that global action is warranted.”

Pam Miller, ACAT’s executive director and Co-Chair of IPEN, applauded the determination, noting dicofol’s harmful properties including persistence, tendency for long-range environmental transport to remote regions such as the

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Day Two in Rome: Countering lies and duplicity with science

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One of the major themes of our interventions at this POPRC meeting concern the lies and duplicity of the chemical industry in their attempts to defend the continuing use of their products, despite overwhelming evidence of the harm that the substances wreak on the global environment and human health.

The photo shows Day 2 of the POPs Review Committee (from Earth Negotiations Bulletin), with the NGO/IPEN contingent on the right with the other official observers.

Here’s a

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Day Two in Rome: Countering lies and duplicity with science

HIRING NOW! Phone Canvassers Needed

 
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If you like talking with people and you want to change the world , we’ve got a job for you! 
 
ACAT is looking for the right people for our team of phone canvassers. The canvass runs from

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