Author Archives: Ansje Miller

A Master Class on Fracking (and earn CME credits)

You have probably heard a lot over the past couple years about fracking and natural gas. Proponents of fracking say: • The natural gas boom will make the US energy independent. • Natural gas is the bridge fuel that will help us stop climate change and fracking helps us get there faster. • Fracking is [...]

In New York, the 11th Hour in the Fight Against Fracking

It is an anxious and exciting time here in New York. We are in what health advocates are calling the 11th hour in determining the fate of New York and whether natural gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will take place in the state. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation have [...]

CEH In New York: Protecting the Public from Fracking Chemicals

Last week, I presented testimony to a New York State Assembly Committee hearing on the state’s proposed new rules for fracking – rules that we consider woefully inadequate to protect New Yorkers from the real health and environmental risks from fracking and fracking chemicals. I gave testimony as part of a panel of experts that [...]

Give that Tiger Some Teeth: A Historic Milestone in Protecting Americans from Toxic Chemicals

Parents and concerned Americans like you have been expressing frustration about our unregulated exposure to toxic chemicals that make us sick and it appears that Congress is finally listening. Regular readers of Generation Green know that  our chemical regulatory system is broken. The outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the main law to protect [...]

EPA & Joe Chemical Move to Act on TSCA Reform

Be still my beating heart. The EPA is actually considering regulating chemicals under the law that was put in place in the 1970′s to regulate chemicals: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Most environmental lawyers don’t even bother looking at TSCA because they assume that it gives them nothing to work with in terms of actually [...]

NPR Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health

Are you still scratching your head about what TSCA reform is and why it’s important? Wondering how scientists determine the health effects of chemicals like PERC or perfluorinated compounds? Give a listen to this Living On Earth segment featuring Richard Denison. He does a fantastic job of explaining both the science and the politics in [...]

A Victory in the Fight for Truly Green Chemistry Regulations

Due to relentless pressure from scientists, environmental and health organizations, and other public interest groups, the California Department of Toxic Substances has tabled the flawed Green Chemistry rules the agency released in November. This is a huge victory! CEH welcomed this major victory for California’s health and green policy and will work with the state [...]