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    Between Two Fires

    Stephen Pyne talked about his book, Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America, about man’s relationship with wildfires and how views on and policies for managing them have changed over time. Mr.…

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    Lead Exposure in Low-Income Communities

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro talked about lead exposure in low-income communities, followed by a panel discussion on the topic. Secretary Castro announced the…

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    Oil Transport Safety

    Brigham McCown talked about oil train derailments and pipeline spills and the debate over which mode of transportation is safest.

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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” methods used to extract oil and natural gas. “Fracking” is the process of…

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    Erin Brockovich on EPA Toxic River Spill

    Erin Brokovich talked about her criticisms of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to and role in the accidental release of toxic metals into Colorado’s Animas river…

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    Twelve Monkeys and a Green Jacket

    Robert Mullins talked about his book, 12 Monkeys and a Green Jacket, about the history of Lake Olmstead in Augusta, Georgia. Created as a product of the Augusta Canal’s enlargement of 1873, Lake Olmstead was a popular tourist…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Rule

    Gene Karpinski talked about the release of a final Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean power rule, as well as the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Michigan v. EPA on the…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Coal Ash Rule

    Federal regulators and energy industry officials testified at a House Environment Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the disposal of coal ash from power plants and its effects on…

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    Q&A with Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert

    Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, which chronicles his efforts on behalf of Marines and their families…

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    Wasting Waste

    One of the middle school section second prize-winning videos, Wasting Waste, was produced by Carl Colglazier, a 7th grade student from Trinity Academy (Homeschool) in Cary, North Carolina. C-SPAN…

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    Carl Colglazier StudentCam Winner

    Carl Colglazier talked about his video, Wasting Waste, one of the middle school section second prize-winning videos. He is a seventh grader at Trinity Academy (Homeschool) in Cary, NC. C-SPAN’s…

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    The Body Toxic

    Nena Baker talked about her book The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being (North Point Press; August 5, 2008). Ms. Baker contends…

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    The Blue Death

    Dr. Robert Morris talked about his book, The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster, and the Water We Drink, published by HarperCollins. He warned about the dangers of polluted drinking water, which…

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    African Water Resources

    Witnesses testified about a water crisis in Africa, international environmental policy, and efforts to provide relief. Among the issues they addressed were the lack of safe drinking water…

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    Air Quality at Ground Zero

    Witnesses testified about the potential impact on public health of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks and subsequent clean-up efforts at the site. Topics included the levels of…

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    Secondhand Smoke Report

    After introductions and a video-taped presentation, Surgeon General Richard Carmona announced his 670-page report, “The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke,” that…

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    Water Provisions to U.S. Troops in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about the alleged failure of the Halliburton company to deliver clean water to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq. Topics included supposedly potable water that was not…

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    Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Legislation

    The Consumer Affairs, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee held a hearing on the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act of 2005. Witnesses testified about public health and…

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    Asbestos Exposure Claims

    Witnesses testified about S. 852, proposed legislation that would set up a trust fund to compensate victims of asbestos exposure.

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hold

    Senators talked with reporters about why they placed a parliamentary hold on the confirmation of Stephen L. Johnson as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. The hold is in protest…

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