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In Hopeful Sign, EPA Slams State Department for 'Insufficient' KXL Review

Cross-posted from Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley

Agency questions assumptions of 'inevitability' and calls for further review of greenhouse gas emissions

On the final day of the Keystone XL public comment period for the State Department's draft supplementary environmental impact statement (SEIS) of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a sharply critical assessment declaring the analysis "insufficient." 

Ruptured Enbridge Pipeline from Kalamazoo Spill,(Photo: NTSB)

National Organic Board Decision a Victory for Organics, Preservation of Antibiotics: A joint statement of Consumers Union, Food & Water Watch and The Center for Food Safety

Cross-posted from Common Dreams

By the Food & Water Watch

Portland, Ore. - April 12 - Today the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) rejected a petition to extend the expiration date for the use of oxytetracycline to treat fire blight in apple and pear production beyond October 21, 2014. The decision is a victory for the organic standard and advances efforts to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

National Organic Board Decision a Victory for Organics, Preservation of Antibiotics: A joint statement of Consumers Union, Food & Water Watch and The Center for Food Safety

Cross-posted from Common Dreams

By the Food & Water Watch

Portland, Ore. - April 12 - Today the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) rejected a petition to extend the expiration date for the use of oxytetracycline to treat fire blight in apple and pear production beyond October 21, 2014. The decision is a victory for the organic standard and advances efforts to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.