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Statement from the President of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization on ADAO v. EPA Motion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6th, 2019 Statement from the President of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization on ADAO v. EPA Motion San Francisco, CA–– Linda Reinstein, president of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the largest asbestos-victim advocacy organization, released the following statement today after attending a hearing in the ADAO case against the Environmental Protection Agency [...]

2019-09-06T11:02:08-07:00September 6th, 2019|

ASBESTOS DISEASE AWARENESS ORGANIZATION, et al v ANDREW WHEELER || EPA, We Will See You in Court.

Case No. 19-cv-00871-EMC Posted on July 23, 2019 EPA, We Will See You in Court. On February 18, the Asbestos Disease and Awareness Organization (ADAO), along with the American Public Health Association, Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Working Group, Environmental Health Strategy Center, and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, filed suit  against the Environmental Protection Agency [...]

2019-09-04T16:35:11-07:00July 23rd, 2019|

ADAO Press Release: 18 Attorneys General Speak Out in Support of Bill to Ban Asbestos in the United States

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2019 18 Attorneys General Speak Out in Support of Bill to Ban Asbestos in the United States AG Statement Comes on 30 Year Anniversary of EPA’s Failed 1989 Ban Attempt Washington, D.C. – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos caused-diseases, applauds the Attorneys [...]

2019-08-05T14:49:02-07:00July 15th, 2019|

ADAO’s Press Release: Attorneys General File Lawsuit to Force Environmental Protection Agency to Issue Rule on Toxic Asbestos 

Posted on July 1, 2019 Attorneys General File Lawsuit to Force Environmental Protection Agency to Issue Rule on Toxic Asbestos  State Action Pushes EPA Toward Accountability to Protect Public Health  The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the Attorneys General from 10 states and the District of Columbia who have filed suit under section 21 [...]

2019-08-05T14:03:57-07:00July 1st, 2019|

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Case About EPA Asbestos Failures

Posted on May 15, 2019   Thursday, May 16, will be an important milestone in our efforts to make sure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts a comprehensive, health-protective evaluation on the risks of asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On the 16th, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [...]

2019-08-12T11:54:14-07:00May 15th, 2019|

ADAO Testifies at First-Ever U.S. House Committee Legislative Hearing on Banning Asbestos, a Landmark Step Forward for the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

Press Release: Landmark U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Legislative Hearing for the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act; First Ban Asbestos Hearing in the House Demonstrates Bipartisan Concern about the Dangers of Asbestos and Inadequate Action by the EPA Posted on May 13, 2019 On Wednesday, May 8th, I had the immense honor of [...]

2019-08-12T11:57:41-07:00May 13th, 2019|

Press Release: PRESIDENT OF ADAO TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF ALAN REINSTEIN BAN ASBESTOS NOW ACT. New Data Shows 1 Million Americans Have Died  from Asbestos-Related Diseases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2019 PRESIDENT OF ASBESTOS DISEASE AWARENESS ORGANIZATION TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF ALAN REINSTEIN BAN ASBESTOS NOW ACT New Data Shows 1 Million Americans Have Died  from Asbestos-Related Diseases Washington, DC––Linda Reinstein, president of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the largest asbestos-victim advocacy organization, released the following statement today in advance [...]

2019-08-12T16:30:11-07:00May 8th, 2019|

ADAO Set to Testify at U.S House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee “Ban Asbestos Now: Taking Action to Save Lives and Livelihood” Legislative Hearing on May 8

Posted on May 1, 2019 The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change will hold the “Ban Asbestos Now: Taking Action to Save Lives and Livelihood” legislative hearing on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:00 AM EDT in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee - which is chaired [...]

2019-08-12T12:01:50-07:00May 1st, 2019|

EPA Administrator Wheeler Commits to Ban “ongoing uses” of Asbestos During a House E & C Hearing

Posted on April 15, 2019 On the record and circling the globe.  During the recent hearing held by the U.S. Energy and Commerce House Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) asked the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a clear-cut question: “Will you commit to banning ongoing uses of asbestos [...]

2019-08-19T11:50:49-07:00April 15th, 2019|