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Comment Deadline Extended to August 16th: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259
[Update note: While the international radiation exposure “standard” and the US NRC “standard” for discharges from nuclear sites is 1 mSv per year for the general public, for the US EPA it is 0.25 mSv. Calabrese, cited in the Trump-Pruitt EPA press release, has pushed for exposure of 100 mSv per year or higher, making a 400 fold increase. The title and text have been corrected, accordingly. 1 mSv is 100 mrem.] If you are physically abused report it immediately to police, not to the media. Media – do your fxcking job and expose all of the many bad things which are out there about Trump and his admin. They are legion. Lay off with the unproven allegations with fishy timing against the people who are trying to save democracy, including freedom of the press, and the environment.
Hey New Yorker, how about exposing this attempt by Trump to kill off life instead of destroying Schneiderman who is trying to save us! These allegations against Schneiderman look Trumped up, considering the timing. They are still allegations and they are allegations by ex-girlfriends. Hey New Yorker-Conde Nast, if you want accusations of abuse, there are plenty against Trump. Is this a road to hell filled with good intentions or do these authors-Conde Nast owners have a destroy life agenda? Investments in the nuclear or oil industry perhaps? https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse (Article By Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow) Perhaps they don’t want fuel economy? Maybe they love global warming? Or they can’t see past their own little world? On May 3rd: “New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 13 Attorneys General, filed comments challenging the Trump Administration’s proposal to cut by over 60 percent the penalty assessed to automakers for violating national fuel economy standards for their fleets, from $14 to $5.50 per tenth of a mile per gallon….” https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ags-schneiderman-and-becerra-lead-13-ag-coalition-challenging-trump-administrations

And, what is more important? Alleged past personal pain or the entire future of democracy and of the planet? Soldiers in the American Revolution, the US Civil War, and World War II suffered personally for democracy in the US and Europe. If you want to protect women from abuse, fight for equal wages and workplace childcare. Girls and women are more at risk from radiation, too! And, will be the caregivers for cancer victims. Recall that Schneiderman’s lawsuits are on behalf of citizens. So, his lawsuits against Weinstein are on the behalf of citizens, as are the environmental lawsuits.

Scott Pruitt-Trump’s EPA is quoting Ed Calabrese, who wants to increase radiation exposure by 400 fold, which will guarantee life-shortening cancers for all who don’t die of something else first. The average life-shortening effects allow death at retirement so that they can rob social security. They tried to run this through under Obama, which is why we didn’t have time to learn about Trump and forewarn. 100% cancer rates could kick in after only a few years exposure though may take decades to appear: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/

Comment to EPA here until August 16th: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259

Pruitt-EPA is quoting from Calabrese who wants to increase radiation exposure by 400 and got his start working for the tobacco industry: “Dr. Edward J. Calabrese, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts: “The proposal represents a major scientific step forward by recognizing the widespread occurrence of non-linear dose responses in toxicology and epidemiology for chemicals and radiation and the need to incorporate such data in the risk assessment process.” https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-pruitt-proposes-rule-strengthen-science-used-epa-regulations About Calabrese and the 100 mSv: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/hormesis-advocates-dodge-scientific-rigor-with-special-pleadings-ties-to-tobacco-industry-koch-brother-exposed-by-chp-emeritus-november-19th-comment-deadline-looms/
For additional information on Calabrese, type Calabrese in the search window of our blog.

Schneiderman, an elected official, allows himself to be railroaded out of office by allegations by ex-girlfriends. That’s not fair to the people of New York, nor to the many non-New Yorkers who were counting on him to save democracy and the environment. Where’s Trump’s resignation? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/16-of-the-24-women-reporting-sexual-assault-harassment-by-trump-hear-their-stories
Statement By Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018
.” https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/statement-attorney-general-eric-t-schneiderman

Will there be accusations made against the other 7 AGs? Trumped up charges?
A.G. Schneiderman, Leading Coalition Of 8 AGs, Calls On EPA Administrator Pruitt To Halt Proposed Science “Transparency” Rule – Which Would Limit Use Of Scientific Evidence In Protecting Health And Environment AG Coalition Calls On EPA – Before Going Any Further With Proposal – To Consult With National Academy of Sciences, Other Independent Scientific Groups on “Profound Potential Impacts” Of Limiting Agency Science 

EPA Urged To Withdraw Proposal or Extend Comment Period to Allow Sufficient Time for Science Consultation and Public Review, Input

Schneiderman: It’s Absurd to Consider Limiting Scientific Evidence Used in Decisions that Impact New Yorkers’ Health and Environment

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of eight Attorneys General, today called on the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt a proposed rule that would limit the body of scientific evidence that the EPA could consider when adopting regulatory standards for protecting public and environmental health. The Attorneys General called on the EPA to consult with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and other independent scientists and science organizations before moving forward with proposed changes to how EPA uses science in its decision-making. 

“It’s absurd that the Environmental Protection Agency would consider limiting the scientific evidence used in its decision making – although it’s certainly not surprising, as the Trump administration continues to put special interests before New Yorkers’ health and environment,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “Leading independent scientific organizations have strongly objected to the Trump EPA’s proposal. The administration should immediately halt this proposal and consult with truly independent scientists and organizations before moving forward. Attorneys General haven’t hesitated to take the Trump administration to court, and we’ll continue to use the full power of our offices to protect those we serve.” 

In today’s letter, the coalition expresses deep concern about the “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule, proposed on April 30, 2018.  This concern “arises both from the truncated timeline under which EPA seeks to change fundamental agency policy and from the vagueness of the proposal.”  The coalition argues that a review of the proposal by NAS and other independent scientists and organizations is necessary “[i]n light of the far-reaching impacts the proposal could have on EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment.”

A number of major independent scientific organizations has expressed concern about the Trump EPA proposal.  For example, editors of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Science and Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published a joint response to the proposal cautioning that “[e]xcluding relevant studies simply because they do not meet rigid transparency standards will adversely affect decision-making processes.”  The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued a statement that “[t]his proposal appears to be an attempt to remove valid and relevant scientific evidence from the rule-making process.”

If Administrator Pruitt refuses to withdraw the proposal, the coalition calls for the current 30-day comment period for “this tremendously consequential proposal” to be extended by at least 150 days. The extension would provide for appropriate consultation with the NAS and other independent scientists and science organizations on the proposed changes, and to allow the public and other stakeholders sufficient time “to evaluate the proposal and its implications for the agency’s ability to meet its obligation to protect public health and the environment under federal environmental laws.”  The letter argues that a much more deliberate pace than the current 30-day comment period is necessary “given the profound potential impacts on the regulatory processes for all or nearly all of the statutes EPA implements and enforces.” Joining Attorney General Schneiderman in today’s letter are the Attorneys General of California, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. ” https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-leading-coalition-8-ags-calls-epa-administrator-pruitt-halt-proposed (See embedded links at original) https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pruittlettersciencerule_5.7.18.pdf

Get back at ex-boyfriend from three years ago and destroy democracy and the planet? One of the accusers: https://pagesix.com/2015/04/22/eric-schneiderman-and-michelle-manning-barish-call-it-quits She sat on her alleged pain for three years. Why not report to law enforcement?