Friday, April 4, 2008

Momma Must Be Proud

Just found this on the Washington Post.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to examine these current and former members of Environmental Protection Agency advisory panels and their ties to the chemical industry:

· Robert Schnatter served on a panel reviewing ethylene oxide, which is made by his employer, Exxon Mobil.

· James Swenberg and Vernon Walker both served on the ethylene oxide panel and did research funded by the American Chemical Council that looked at whether ethylene oxide and other similar chemical compounds cause cancer.

· Dale Sickles, who serves on a panel reviewing acrylamide, received funding from both its manufacturer and marketing company.

· Elizabeth "Betty" Anderson chaired a panel reviewing dibutyl phthalate at the same time her employer, Exponent, was paid by the American Chemical Council to downgrade a key scientific study critical of the compound.

· Susan Borghoff served on a panel that reviewed 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and received funding from Lyondell Chemical Co., which makes that compound.

· Deborah Barsotti served on the 2,2,4-trimethylpentane panel while her employer, Mactec Engineering, worked with manufacturers of that compound.


"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names"

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