“The Poison Papers” Reveal EPA Collusion with Chemical Industry

An informative, if somewhat depressing read here. Similarly, the FDA gives pretty much a free pass to Big Pharma on new drugs that are not always thoroughly tested, hence the terrible side effects from these powerful prescribed drugs.

The Unveiled Feminist

The Bioscience Resource Project and the Center for Media and Democracy recently released documents revealing  decades of collusion between the chemical industry and government regulators, most notably the EPA. The documents, available at PoisonPapers.org , detail a history of secrecy and cover-ups on the part of government agencies charged with regulating the use of harmful chemicals in industry and agriculture.

While the EPA was declaring your family’s cattle tank a wetland, and fining property owners for digging a pond on their own property, it was simultaneously colluding with industry to conceal the toxicity of widely used chemical agents, and to keep such information from the public.

The Poison Papers are a compilation of over 20,000 documents obtained from federal agencies and chemical manufacturers via open records requests and public interest litigation. They include scientific studies and summaries of studies, internal memos and reports, meeting minutes, strategic discussions, and sworn testimonies.
 

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4 thoughts on ““The Poison Papers” Reveal EPA Collusion with Chemical Industry

  1. Thanks for this article, Larry. I’ve always suspected there was collusion between the EPA and “Big Chema”, just like there provably is between the FDA and Big Pharma, but didn’t have any hard data to support this. Now I do.

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