Ansje Miller

Another Trump Nominee with Close Ties to Industry

The day after the Consumer Product Safety Commission made a historic move to restrict on an entire class of toxic flame retardant chemicals, Trump nominated a Commissioner who threatens to roll back that landmark decision. Dana Baiocco has built her legal career on defending companies from consumer action  and keeping dangerous products on the market….

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The bogus EPA we’ll get from Trump’s Latest Pick

Donald Trump has a knack for nominating officials who would undermine the very laws they’re supposed to uphold. His latest pick is Michael Dourson, a corporate conspirator who would lead EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Dourson would be the third horseman of Trump’s environmental apocalypse, with the power to destroy the regulations…

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Trump Threatens Our Drinking Water

One of the real luxuries of our time, that even our grandparents might remember differently, is going to the tap and getting a glass of clear, refreshing water. In the U.S., our government is responsible with making sure our water stays clean and safe. This is one of the reasons we established the Environmental Protection…

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Save the EPA

I am too young to remember a time before the Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, I was born in 1970, the year it was founded. If you listen to the Republicans in power, you would think that it was just established to thwart good job-creating businesses. But just eight years before the EPA was created,…

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Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

It turns out that the old adage about ostriches burying their heads in the sand is not based in fact– but apparently the adage does fit the  Trump Administration. Yesterday, in an effort to undermine critical science that Americans need to protect our health, the Trump EPA announced it would no longer collect important data…

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Fulfilling the EPA’s Mission, In Spite of Pruitt

Last week, the Senate approved Donald Trump’s pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new chief Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a 52-46 vote, mostly along party lines. In the end, Senator Susan Collins from Maine was the only Republican who voted no (you can thank her via twitter @SenatorCollins for…

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A Murky Milestone for Children’s Health

Following the recent passage of the chemical safety bill, President Obama has now signed the first major update to an environmental health law in decades. The bill is being touted as a milestone in our country’s environmental history. While health advocacy efforts won important victories like safeguarding California’s Prop 65 (more below), unfortunately the bill falls…

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Congress Adopts Chemical Safety Bill

Click here to thank the Prop 65 champions! Last week, Congress passed the first major overhaul of an environmental law in decades. This chemical reform bill is now headed to the President for signature. As we pause to think about how monumental that is, we reflect upon what we’ve won and what we’ve lost. And,…

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Safe Toys Shouldn’t Be a Holiday Miracle

Children love Curious George. Looking at this Curious George doll, you can just imagine a little kid playing with him, hugging him tightly, even kissing his face. So it would be shocking to learn that the face of this Curious George doll, bought and tested by CEH in 2007, was made with extremely high levels…

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Schumer Proposes Federal Flame Retardants Ban

Pictured above: Ansje Miller speaking at the press conference. Yesterday I attended a historic event: New York Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he is introducing the first-ever federal legislation to ban dangerous flame retardant chemicals from furniture and products for infants and children. I was pleased to speak in support of this important legislation at…

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