Monsanto’s Terrible Secrets Are Tumbling out as Company Faces Wave of Cancer Lawsuits

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In 2015 the World Health Organization declared that glyphosate, the world’s most popular herbicide, is probably carcinogenic. That declaration has since become a serious chink in the armor of Monsanto. It was one of the first times that a reputable institution suggested that maybe, Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide could be bad for human health. In fact, the company’s first response to that claim was that every other regulatory agency in the world had seen the same data as the WHO, and none of them thought that glyphosate was harmful.

But it seems that was enough to turn up the heat on Monsanto. Two years later, 700 people across the US are now suing Monsanto because they believe glyphosate gave them non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It turns out these people were right to ignore the claims of all those regulatory agencies around the world, because these lawsuits have revealed evidence that may prove Monsanto has been colluding with government agencies, and manipulating scientific studies.

For instance, last week a judge in San Francisco unsealed documents that suggest Monsanto was scheming to ghostwrite scientific papers about glyphosate, and hire real scientists to publish them.

The debate over the safety of Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup has become more complicated, as newly released emails suggest the company had ghostwritten scientific research on glyphosate, the pesticide’s key ingredient.

Monsanto’s internal communications were unsealed Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in California. Chhabria is presiding over litigation brought by farmers and other agricultural workers who claimed that exposure to glyphosate caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

In one email, Monsanto executive William Heydens recommended company employees could write papers about glyphosate and hire scientists to publish studies under their names. He said that this had been done once before.

“We would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they would just edit & sign their names so to speak,” Heydens wrote.

The court has also found evidence that may show that Monsanto was working with the EPA to shut down studies that questioned the health effects of glyphosate.

“If I can kill this I should get a medal,” Rowland told a Monsanto regulatory affairs manager who recounted the conversation in an email to his colleagues, according to a court filing made public Tuesday. The company was seeking Rowland’s help stopping an investigation of glyphosate by a separate office, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, that is part of the U.S. Health and Human Service Department, according to the filing.

A federal judge overseeing the glyphosate litigation in San Francisco said last month he’s inclined to order Rowland to submit to questioning by lawyers for the plaintiffs, who contend he had a “highly suspicious” relationship with Monsanto. Rowland oversaw a committee that found insufficient evidence to conclude glyphosate causes cancer and quit last year shortly after his report was leaked to the press.

It would suffice to say that Monsanto is probably in big legal trouble for the first time in a long time. If Monsanto is found guilty, the whole world is going to know that they’ve been lying to us, colluding with the government to cover that up, and they did so without any regard to the health of agricultural workers and consumers.

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Monsanto Finally Admits What We All Suspected About Roundup & Cancer

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Monsanto Finally Admits What We All Suspected About Roundup & Cancer

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An EPA official bragged about helping Monsanto cover up cancer risks associated with Roundup, a new lawsuit is alleging.

Roundup is one of the best-selling herbicides in the world.

“If I can kill this I should get a medal,” former EPA official Jess Rowland allegedly said in a phone call, discussing a federal investigation into glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.

At the time, Rowland was a deputy division director in the Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide division.

The phone call was entered as evidence in a federal lawsuit alleging that glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a deadly form of cancer, Bloomberg reported.

Just as significant, Monsanto’s Donna Farmer wrote in a now-public email that “you cannot say that Roundup does not cause cancer … we have not done carcinogenicity studies with Roundup.” The email is now part of the lawsuit.

Monsanto Finally Admits What We All Suspected About Roundup & CancerThe plaintiffs’ attorneys are alleging that Monsanto knew Roundup caused cancer but sold the herbicide anyway.

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Rowland’s relationship with Monsanto was suspicious, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said at a hearing in San Francisco. Plaintiffs’ attorneys want Rowland to testify and explain his actions.

The attorneys are charging that Rowland leaked a report to the media that claimed there was insufficient evidence to say glyphosate caused cancer. It was written by a committee he chaired. Rowland quit his job at the EPA days after the study was leaked.

“My reaction is when you consider the relevance of the EPA’s reports, and you consider their relevance to this litigation, it seems appropriate to take Jess Rowland’s deposition,” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said, according to Reuters.

Monsanto employees were the ghost writers for two reports on Roundup that the committee headed by Rowland relied on for its findings, plaintiffs’ attorneys charged. The reports concluded that glyphosate was not carcinogenic.

“I think it’s important that people hold Monsanto accountable when they say one thing and it’s completely contradicted by very frank internal documents,” plaintiffs’ attorney, Timothy Litzenburg, told The New York Times.

Around 220 million pounds of glyphosate were used in the United States in 2015, The Times reported. Monsanto makes much of its money from selling corn, cotton and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist glyphosate.

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Crazy things Scott Pruitt said

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“CARNAGE”: Scott Pruitt will lay waste to America

The new head of the EPA has vowed to dismantle US environmental protections. No suprises there, given his previous record.

Once he has laid waste to the environment, here are some indicators about what he might try to ruin next

ABORTION LAW

“Parents should be notified when women seek an abortion” (The Oklamhoman 18 June 2002)
“Physicians who perform an abortion without parental consent should be liable for cost of subsequent medical treatment” (Ditto)

“women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them while they are having the abortion” Associated Press Newswires, 26 March 2013,

OBAMACARE

“Its necessary and urgent to defend Oklahoma’s Constitution against a federal government and president that have gone too far in their overreach of power and authority.” (Reuters 7 Jan 2011)

EPA EMISSIONS CUTS

“Action by the EPA inappropriately usurps the state’s authority to dictate our own energy and environmental policies.The appropriate stakeholders to address Oklahoma’s energy and environmental needs are Oklahoma’s citizens, energy producers, industry consumers and policymakers.”

McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – 8 March 2011

CORPORATE POWER

“We may may probe Google’s dominance” (he didn’t)

Bloomberg 25 June 2011

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

“Feds should pay Oklahoma’s cost of incarcerating illegal immigrants” The Daily Oklahoman (MCT), 30 July 2011,

OPPOSING REGULATING FRACKING USE OF CHEMICALS”

“This law would have significant and destructive impacts

SNL Daily Gas Report 18 December 2012

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EPA Literally Wants You to DIE from Radiation: Agency Raising the Limit of Radioactive Elements in Drinking Water by Over 3,000 Times… To Cause Widespread Cancer and Death

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(NaturalNews) We really have reached a point of such insanity across human civilization that governments have become the terrorists who actively seek to harm and kill off the people. The latest example demonstrating this very point is the fact that the EPA just announced its plan to allow gigantic increases in the allowable radioactivity in drinking water… increasing it by over 3,000 times in the case of radioactive Iodine-131… while calling it “safe” to drink even though it’s almost certain to give you cancer.

In this public EPA document, the agency says it was ordered by President Obama’s Executive Order 12656 (section 1601(2)) to “[d]evelop, for national security emergencies, guidance on acceptable emergency levels of nuclear radiation….”

In this report, the EPA warns that a nuclear “incident” may strike the United States, and if people are going to drink the radioactive water, somebody needs to decide how much radioactivity Americans will be allowed to consume.

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77-Year-Old Vet Faces 15 Years In Jail For BUILDING PONDS

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77-Year-Old Vet Faces 15 Years In Jail For BUILDING PONDS

Robertson, standing in front of one of the ponds.

A 77-year old Montana resident is facing 15 years in federal prison for building ponds on and hear his own property, charged by the federal government for discharging dredged and fill material.

The man, disabled veteran Joseph Robertson, also could be fined around $750,000.

“I’m facing 15 years and three-quarters of a million in fines,” Robertson told the Billings Gazette. “What they’re doing to me, the feds, they shouldn’t have the ability to.”

Robertson is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on July 20, charged with polluting “waters of the United States” and for violating the Clean Water Act.

He says he built the ponds — nine total — to water his horses and protect his property from fire.

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The EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers contend Robertson violated the Act by building the ponds, which sit near a wetland. The government argues that the water should be regulated because it flows into Cataract Creek, and then into the Boulder River, and finally into the Jefferson River, which is about 60 miles away from his property.

A federal jury, upon hearing from EPA and Corps experts, found Robertson guilty on April 7, the newspaper reported.

“This verdict sends a message that the United States will not stand by and allow streams and wetlands of the United States to be polluted, or National Forest lands to be injured,” Mike Cotter, the US Attorney for the District of Montana, said.

Robertson’s land borders a national forest.

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“The ponds resulted in the discharge of dredged and fill material into a tributary stream and adjacent wetlands and caused widespread damage to both properties,” a press release from the US attorney’s office says.

Robertson’s troubles began in 2013, when special agents from the EPA and the US Forest Service visited his property.

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The agents told Robertson he had no legal right to build the ponds. They also said he didn’t own the land. When he ignored them, he was charged with polluting headwaters and wetlands.

The jury heard from experts on both sides.

“In our opinion, there were no measurable or quantitative adverse impacts to the aquatic ecosystem,” Ray Kagel Jr., a former wetlands regulator for the Corps of Engineer, said on Robertson’s behalf. Kagel spent 12 years with the Corps and now runs Kagel Environmental in Rigby, Idaho. Kagel also worked as a project manager for the EPA.

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Kagel believes the EPA and the US attorney are simply trying to make an example of Robertson to justify their enforcement efforts.

“It’s kind of like a feather in the cap showing, ‘Wow, what a great job we are doing as an agency based on all these enforcement actions we’ve taken,’” Kagel said, according to The Gazette.

Kagel contends that Robertson did not violate the act because water flows underground for a mile from the ponds to Cataract Creek.

Robertson is only one of a number of property owners who have faced fines and charges because of the Clean Water Act. Beaver, Wyoming, rancher Andy Johnson faced up to $16 million in fines for building a stock pond without a permit. The EPA eventually settled with Johnson, allowing to keep his pond.

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BREAKING NEWS: Obama, EPA Lose MAJOR Property Rights Case At Supreme Court

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Obama, EPA Lose Major Property Rights Case At Supreme Court

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Homeowners and landowners won a major victory over the EPA and the Obama administration Tuesday when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that property owners have the right to challenge, in federal court, efforts to use the Clean Water Act to restrict land use.

The court ruled that property owners can go directly to court if the US Army Corps of Engineers says the land falls under Clean Water Act restrictions.

The Obama administration had argued that property owners must wait to sue until they are denied a permit – a lengthy bureaucratic process which could take years.

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“If that were correct, the Act’s ominous reach would again be unchecked by the limited relief the Court allows today,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote of the federal government’s argument.

The justices, in an 8-0 decision, ruled that Hawkes Company, which mines peat in Minnesota, has the right to file a suit challenging a Corps of Engineers decision not to grant a permit to dig peat on the property. The Corp ruled that the area was part of the “water of the US.”

“They may proceed without a permit and argue in a Government enforcement action that a permit was not required, or they may complete the permit process and then seek judicial review, which, the Corps suggests, is what Congress envisioned,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote of Hawkes.

The Corps argued that it had the right to stop Hawkes from digging peat because it was mining in wetlands on a tributary of a river.

If Hawkes Company proceeds without a permit or court ruling on its side, it would be subject to fines as high as $37,500 a day.

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BREAKING: Farmer Beats EPA, Will Be Allowed To Keep Pond; Avoids Millions In Fines

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BREAKING: Farmer Beats EPA, Will Be Allowed To Keep Pond; Avoids Millions In Fines

A Wyoming farmer and his attorneys have won a significant victory against the EPA.

In a settlement, the agency has backed off in its threat to fine Andy Johnson tens of millions of dollars because he built a stock pond on his own property.

“Importantly, under the settlement, the Johnson family’s pond will remain; they won’t pay any fines; they don’t concede any federal jurisdiction to regulate their pond; and the government won’t pursue any further enforcement actions based on the pond’s construction,” a press release from the Pacific Legal Foundation, which represented Johnson, states.

The EPA contended that Johnson violated the Clean Water Act by building a stock pond without a permit. The agency threatened him with $37,500-a-day in fines that added up to $16 million.

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“This settlement is a win for the Johnson family, and a win for the environment,” Jonathan Wood, an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, said. “Under it, the Johnsons will pay no fine. They will not lose their property. They will not have to agree to federal jurisdiction or a federal permit, which would have surely entailed onerous conditions. In effect, the government will treat the pond as an exempt stock pond, in exchange for Andy further improving on the environmental benefits he has already created.”

Johnson’s troubles began in 2012 when he built a small stock on his property near Beaver, Wyoming. Even though Johnson had a state permit, the EPA tried to claim he violated the Clean Water Act and ordered him to remove the pond.

“You can imagine how terrifying it must be to receive such an order,” Wood said. “In an instant, Andy Johnson’s future, and that of his children, was thrown into turmoil. Would he be prosecuted? Would he be assessed large fines that, being an ordinary person, would cause his family’s financial ruin? Would the government essentially take control over his property, which was also his home?”

Under the settlement, the EPA will drop the fines if Johnson plants some willow trees and fences part of the pond off from livestock, Wood said. The EPA had contended Johnson was damaging the environment by building the pond.

Johnson’s attorneys noted the pond drained into an irrigation ditch. They also claimed that Johnson helped the environment and animals by creating a pond and wetlands.

“This is a huge victory for us as well as private property owners across the country,” Johnson said. “The next family that finds itself in our situation, facing ominous threats from EPA, can take heart in knowing that many of these threats will not come to pass. If, like us, you stand up to the overreaching bureaucrats, they may very well back down.”

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The Government Just Admitted It Allowed The Poisoning Of Drinking Water

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The Government Just Admitted It Allowed The Poisoning Of Drinking Water

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The Environmental Protection Agency is not protecting underground drinking water supplies from oilfield contamination and in several instances has allowed companies actually to dump wastewater into aquifers, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report.

The report blasts the EPA for its oversight in California, where, since 2014, the state has allowed oil companies to violate safe-drinking water laws. An AP analysis in 2015 found that California had handed out 2,000 permits giving oil companies permission to dump wastewater into federally protected drinking water. The tragedy impacted at least 11 aquifers.

“It shows a massive failure to protect our drinking water,” Kassie Siegel, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, told AP. “The takeaway overall is that the EPA doesn’t collect and states don’t provide the information for the EPA to exercise the oversight that’s its job.”

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The GAO report found that the “EPA has not consistently conducted oversight activities necessary to assess whether state and EPA-managed programs are protecting underground sources of drinking water.”

“For example,” the report found, “GAO found in June 2014 that EPA does not consistently conduct oversight activities, such as annual on-site program evaluations.”

The EPA mostly agreed with the report, AP said.

The report also found that the EPA did not have enough personnel on staff to inspect the oilfields, and that EPA administrators did not have adequate data about oilfields or aquifers to conduct inspections.

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EPA Threatens Farmer With $37,500-A-Day Fine For Building Flood-Control Dike

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EPA Threatens Farmer With $37,500-A-Day Fine For Building Flood-Control Dike

The EPA is suing a 77-year-old farmer for fines that could reach into the millions for building a dike to protect his property from flooding.

The Register Guard newspaper reported that the agency is suing farmer William Case for fines of $37,500 a day that stretch back to September 2009.

Case told The Register Guard that he is afraid to do the math, but a tally by Off The Grid News shows the potential fines could reach $85.5 million. The Environmental Protection Agency’s lawsuit did not mention a specific amount, although by law the fine is $37,500 each day.

“I’m a farmer, not a banker,” Case, who farms on about 1,700 acres of land, told the newspaper.

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The farmer’s ordeal began when he spent $250,000 to build a dike on his land along the North Santiam River near Albany, Oregon, in 2009. The purpose of the 800-foot dike was to protect his farmland from flooding. In previous years, flooding had washed away a 100 foot-by-800 foot section, Case told the newspaper.

EPA Sues Case

The EPA filed suit against Case in US District Court in Eugene, Oregon, alleging that he had violated the Clean Water Act. The agency contends Case violated the law by dumping fill into the river without a proper permit.

Case did not think he needed a permit and claimed that the state of Oregon and the US Army Corps of Engineers gave him verbal permission.

Case built the dike with about 40 tractor-trailer loads of rock, and then filled the rest in with nearby dirty, the newspaper reported. He says his project actually helped the river quality by stopping erosion.

Not The Only One

Unfortunately, Case is not alone. A Wyoming rancher named Andy Johnson is facing a similar lawsuit for building a stock pond on his own land. The EPA sued Johnson for Clean Water Act violations last year and also imposed fines of $37,500 a day.

“The EPA is clearly acting beyond its authority, because the Clean Water Act exempts stock ponds from any requirement for a federal permit,” Jonathan Wood, a staff attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation, which is representing Johnson, charged.

Johnson has attracted some high level support, including from US Senators David Vitter (R-Louisiana), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming).

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The Truth About This Mine Spill That The EPA Didn’t Tell You

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The Truth About This Mine Spill That The EPA Didn't Tell You

The Environmental Protection Agency intentionally caused a spill of toxic waste at a Colorado mine that threatened water supplies for tens of thousands of people, the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee in the US House of Representatives is alleging.

“There was nothing unintentional about EPA’s actions with regard to breaching the mine,” Rep. Rob Bishop (R.-Utah) said this month. “They fully intended to dig out the plug and breach it.”

Bishop was referring to EPA cleanup efforts at the abandoned Gold King mine near Silverton in southwestern Colorado in August 2015. Contractors working for the agency breached a dam that was holding back toxic waste, pouring three million gallons of toxic waste out of a holding pond and into the nearby Animas River. The waste contained levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other toxic metals that were upwards of 12,000 times those considered safe for human consumption, as Off The Grid News previously reported. The river turned orange.

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The leak threatened water supplies to several cities, including Durango (Colorado) and Farmington (New Mexico), as well as the Navajo nation. It disrupted the tourism economy by shutting down river rafting, and it threatened irrigation that the Navajo depend upon for agriculture.

Bishop is one of several EPA critics who contend that the agency deliberately breached the dam as part of its cleanup efforts. They allege that EPA contractors intended to slowly drain the dam but didn’t realize what would happen if they did that.

EPA officials, including the agency’s leader, Gina McCarthy, have called the breach “tragic and unfortunate.”

EPA Planned to Breach the Mine

Bishop’s claims are supported by an email in which EPA officials admitted they planned to cause the breach, the Daily Caller News Foundation alleged.

“The EPA’s plan was to slowly drain and treat enough mine water in order to access the inner mine working and assess options for controlling its discharge,” an attachment to the email reads. “While removing small portions of the natural plug, the material catastrophically gave-way and released the mine water.”

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EPA contractors apparently were trying to use a backhoe to remove dirt from the dam so water would drain away and its crews could enter the mine. Critics say EPA contractors did not conduct adequate tests on the pressure at the site.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the cabinet member who oversees the EPA, denied Bishop’s allegations during Congressional testimony March 1.

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Both the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico intend to sue the agency for damages caused by the spill.

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Some critics are also alleging that the EPA failed to do enough to clean up the mess.

“I was shocked,” said David C. Weindorf, the associate dean for research at Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He testified at the US Senate hearing on the spill. “I was at the beach after the Deepwater Horizon spill, and there were guys all over the place in moon suits and contamination suits picking up stuff and washing it off. We went up and down the Animas River valley, and we didn’t see anybody, anywhere, doing anything. Nothing.

“It would be one thing if you looked for this stuff and you couldn’t see it because it was the same color as the sand, but you can see this just as plain as day. It’s a bright red sludge now, and it’s all over the riverbank,” Weindorf said, according to 5280, a Denver magazine.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has urged his people not to fill out EPA damage claims forms in order to make it easier to sue the federal government over the contamination.

“[The EPA] lied to us,” Begaye said after visiting the Gold King mine site. “I couldn’t believe what I saw.”

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Michigan officials deliberately blocked investigation into water contamination while poisoning children en masse

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Flint Michigan

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(NaturalNews) In an extremely unsettling report by Reuters it seems that Michigan officials were actually aware of a serious problem with the water supply in the city of Flint but took measures to block an investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is said to be undertaking a full review of the way the water crisis was handled, which led to contaminated drinking water seriously poisoning 87 people – 10 of whom died.

The responses from the state and federal government have provoked a great deal of criticism over the past few months and it seems that more could have been done to prevent this crisis.

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ACTION ALERT: Join The Nationwide Citizens’ Uprising Against The EPA And Lead Poisoning Of Our Public Water Supplies

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City water

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(NaturalNews) Here’s the scoop, folks: I’ve just announced a non-profit nationwide initiative to test the water supplies from 100+ cities across America, exposing the LIES of the EPA in an effort to protect our children from the kind of lead poisoning that just happened in Flint, Michigan. (Click here to watch my video announcement on YouTube.)

I need your help to gather the water samples!

My lab in central Texas (see photos below) is ready to conduct all this testing and publish the results, bypassing the EPA and other corrupt government agencies that withhold this information from the people. We are engaged in a groundbreaking, history-making citizen science initiative to build a nationwide map of water quality, city by city, zip code by zip code, all without using a single dollar of taxpayer money. (Gee, what a novel idea… serving the public interest without confiscating all their money first…)

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CA City Exposed Residents to Toxic Tap Water for Over a Year

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tap waterYou probably wouldn’t be surprised to find that most preppers are deeply concerned about their water supply. After all, water is crucial to survival and there plenty of disasters that could disrupt its supply. Much like the power grid, our water delivery infrastructure is fairly fragile, and it’s a good idea to buy filters that can clean unsanitary water sources should our taps ever run dry.

However, a possible disruption of the water supply isn’t the only good reason to buy a filtration device. There’s also the risk of terrorists dumping poisons or biological weapons into the water supply, or there could be an accidental toxic spill. Sometimes pollution can unexpectedly devastate drinking water, while in other cases, the lack of oversight on the part of local governments can lead to contamination.

As you can see, there are lots of ways that your water can become unsafe, and our chaotic world never fails to produce new and unsuspected threats to our standard of living. However, I’m willing to bet that there is one threat you would have never considered. Apparently, there’s also the possibility that your local government will decide to use you as an unwitting guinea pig for an experimental water treatment option that causes cancer.

Sacramento, CA — In 2013 and 2014, the City of Sacramento performed a water treatment experiment at the expense of residents of the city “to save money,” according to a local news investigation.

Area residents were never informed about the toxic chemical contamination of their water that resulted from the experiment. “Cancer, miscarriages, and birth defects” are the consequences of consuming those chemicals, but the extent to which Sacramento residents are likely to experience these symptoms is not yet known.

City officials allowed the experiment to continue for an entire year — despite knowing early on that very process was creating carcinogens. For how long that contamination will be suspended in the water supply is up in the air.

Officials experimented on the water with a new added chemical to aid in removing sediment, silt, and other impurities in the water supply: aluminum chlorohydrate (ACH). It was due to replace the chemical known as ALUM that was regularly used to take the larger particles out of river water to treat it. Both chemicals weigh down the sediment to make it easily removable.

Unfortunately, their wacky experiment completely failed to clean the water, so more chlorine had to be added. When the excessive chlorine lingered with the organic compounds that were still floating in the water, it created a dangerous class of disinfectant byproducts known as DBPs. These substances are still lingering in Sacramento’s water supply at levels that are significantly higher than what the EPA considers to be safe.

City officials were well aware of the toxic substances they unleashed upon on the water supply, but instead of warning the public, they asked the city council for more money to buy truckloads of aluminum chlorohydrate to be delivered every week for a year. Essentially, they wanted to keep the experiment going, which they did between 2013 and 2014.

Instead of doing something sane like testing the chemical under lab conditions first, they decided to skip that step as they dragged the citizens of Sacramento into their incredibly thoughtless experiment, without their knowledge or consent. Could you imagine how this same situation would go down in other public health fields?

What if a doctor wanted to try out a new treatment, and instead of testing it in a lab with volunteer subjects, he went ahead and started injecting his unwitting patients with his treatment? What if he knew all along that it would have adverse side effects? How long do you think it would take for him to be sued into oblivion and thrown in jail?

For now there haven’t been any charges levied against the officials responsible for this harebrained experiment, but there absolutely should be. Until then, let this be lesson to anyone who thinks that America has safe drinking water. Our water supply is not only vulnerable to accidents, malicious intent, and acts of nature. It’s also vulnerable to the idiots who sometimes wind up in charge of a substance you would quickly die without. It’s just one more reason to keep a water filter handy.

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Obama to Skirt Congress- This Action Will Cost All of Us Billions and Lost Freedoms

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15287264182_5b57e3ff1c_bIt’s coming real soon.

The Obama Administration is prepared and ready.

You see, on November 30th, in Paris, Obama will once again sell out the United States.

As is his all too common practice, Obama will btpass Congress and act on his own.

His action will cost all of us collectively billions of dollars and destroy our freedoms.

All in the name of climate control:

It’s almost winter in Paris, and soon the City of Lights will be blanketed beneath a heavy layer of foreign bureaucrats and climate change negotiators. On November 30, hundreds of unelected representatives of international powers will descend under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

According to recent press reports, the mission of the U.S. delegation will be to bind the government to multi-billion-dollar climate regulations—regulations the administration has no intention of sending to Congress for approval.

This is no trifling issue of executive-legislative disagreement. Rather, it’s the latest salvo from an executive intent on centralizing power in the White House.

Hey Obama, if you’re now taking marching orders from he United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), why not cut us a break?

At least shut down EPA.

Seems it’s no longer needed.

Another Government Agency Spending Millions on Military-Type Weapons

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heliThe Obama Administration has declared Climate Change our greatest security threat.

The EPA is cracking down on environmental violations.

And the EPA is heavily armed.

Yes, the EPA has spent millions on guns, body armor, drones, assault ships and more:

The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime.

Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books.

The message is clear:

Don’t mess with the EPA.

They’ll send an army after you.

What’s more, with over 1000 attorneys, they’re armed with one of the largest law firms in the country.