U.S. Congressman renews attempts to ban controversial herbicide atrazine

By Danielle Ivory

Rep. Keith Ellison tries for second time to warn public of atrazine

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"… mpact on farming would be minimal, Ellison said, citing U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that “an atrazine ban would result in crop losses of only 1.19 …"

EPA adds safeguards to spotlight conflicts on scientific panels

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new steps Friday to help reveal potential conflicts of interest in scientific review panels.

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"… enter for Public Integrity-PBS NewsHour examination revealing ties between scientists and industry on a panel reviewing hexavalent chromium, a compound commonl …"

"… been expert witnesses for industry in hexavalent chromium litigation. The scientists denied any conflict and said their input was based on research, but the c …"

"… the agency,” Perciasepe said in a statement. Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, has been outspoken about industry influ …"

"… review panel also urged the EPA to wait. One was Steven Patierno, then a scientist at George Washington University, who was a consultant on ACC studies. Ano …"