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Mossville, at the Crossroads of Environmental Justice and Green Building

Paul Bogart | June 02, 2010

As I spend my days within a world of data, certifications, lunch and learns, and labels, I often remind myself why I do this for a living. I think of people living on the front lines of industrial production that I hope will one day benefit from my work. People that I have met in communities struggling for the basic right to clean air and uncontami...

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Pharos Today, TSCA reform tomorrow

Paul Bogart | April 15, 2010

While many consumers are increasingly worried about the safety of products from baby bottles to building materials, most are unaware that only a few hundred of the approximately 80,000 chemicals in commerce have been tested for safety.

With the declaration that "America's system for regulating industrial chemicals is broken," Sen. Fr...

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The Decline of Deca

Paul Bogart | December 18, 2009

The voluntary phase-out agreement announced yesterday between the EPA and major US manufacturers of a class of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) is a significant step forward in efforts to protect the environment and public health from unhealthy chemicals.Like most "voluntary" agreements between EPA and industry; "voluntary" do...

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Did You Know...

Paul Bogart | March 24, 2009

...that aggressive green purchasing policies are currently advancing the public health and sustainability agenda faster than federal law?

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