The Latest: Our Health
EPA eases rules on how coal ash waste is stored across U.S.
• July 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule Tuesday to overhaul requirements for handling the toxic waste produced by burning coal, providing more flexibility to state and industry officials who had sought a rollback of restrictions put in place in 2015.
Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials
• July 08, 2018 12:00 PM
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.
A top DOI official had at least six meeting with the mining industry. She then helped cancel a study on public-health effects of mining.
• June 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Jimmy Tobias, Pacific Standard
Records obtained by Pacific Standard reveal that a top official at the DOI had a hand in nixing a government-funded public-health study in Appalachia—after a series of meetings with some of the most powerful mining players in the country.