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The War On The EPA & The Scientists , Lead, Health and Safety & Scott Pruitt At The EPA
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
Thursday Feb 15th, 2018 9:22 AM
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio hears from former EPA scientists about the attack on science and the effect of attacks on the workers of the EPA whose job it is to defend the health and safety of the American people.
The War On The EPA & The Scientists With Lynda Deschambault Former EPA Scientist
Lynda Deschambault, a chemist and physical scientist with the EPA talks about the attack on science and the scientists by the Trump administration and the administrator.
Deschambault also discusses the war on the EPA not only with the Trump administration but previous administrators. Lynda Deschambault is also a member of IFPTE Local 21.
This interview was by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio and took place on February 13, 2018 in Berkeley.
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WorkWeek 2-6-18 Lead, Health and Safety & The EPA
Ronnie Levin, a former lead EPA scientist in charge of protecting communities and workers from contamination from lead in the United States talks about the growing attacks on the EPA and how this threatens communities and working people throughout the United States. Levin reports about the health effects of lead contamination on people. She is now with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She and other EPA workers are being bullied and pushed out of the agency by the Scott Pruitt EPA administrator appointed by the Trump administration.
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WW12-26-17 EPA And Workers Under Attack, Richmond Bans New Charters And Rail Workers On Trial at Lac-Mégantic In Frame-up
WorkWeek radio examines the growing crisis at the EPA and the need to have labor united to defend our air, water and environment. We interview Kathy Setian who is a delegate on the SF Labor Council from IFPTE Local 20.
Next we look at the action of the Richmond City Council to pass a zoning moratorium on all new schools. We interview Arto Rinteela who is president of Fairmede Hilltop Neighborhood Council President and a member of UBC Millwrights Local 102
Lastly we discuss the railroad workers campaign to free framed up rail workers as result of the Lac-Mégantic wreck that killed 47 people. We interview Railroad Workers United RWU and Workers Solidarity Action Network WSAN member Mark Burrows who is a retired SMART 1433 Canadian Pacific railroader and is helping to organize the defense campaign. We also interview Fritz Elder who is a veteran Locomotive engineer, and chair of the Lac-Mégantic rail workers defense committee and a special rep for Railroad Workers United RWU.
Three workers have been criminally charged from this event and unionists are organizing an international defense campaign.
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§EPA Superfund Site At Hunters Point Bay View
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio Thursday Feb 15th, 2018 9:22 AM
A massive superfund site at the former US Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point has moved massive amounts of contaminated material. 50% of the children at Hunters Point have asthma and other contamination from the military dump site.
§Corporate Connections To EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio Thursday Feb 15th, 2018 9:22 AM
Trump's EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has numerous connections to corporations that pollute the United States.
§EPA Superfund Site
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio Thursday Feb 15th, 2018 9:22 AM
With the collapse of the EPA, Superfund sites throughout the United States will be allowed to be developed under EPA administrator Scott Pruitt without proper clean-up or any oversight. Corporate controlled politicians are replacing scientists at the agency to push through business development of the sites regardless of the health and safety dangers.