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From Strength to Strength. The Bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act Moves on to the U.S. House of Representatives for a Floor Vote

Posted on November 21, 2019 The bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN) (H.R. 1603) has cleared a critical milestone in the U.S. House of Representatives and now advances out of committee and to the House Floor for a vote. On Tuesday, November 19, the bill was approved with bipartisan support by [...]

2019-11-21T09:37:17-08:00November 21st, 2019|

ALAN REINSTEIN BAN ASBESTOS NOW ACT OF 2019 (ARBAN) WINS BIPARTISAN APPROVAL IN ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 19, 2019 ASBESTOS BILL WINS BIPARTISAN APPROVAL IN HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE Bicameral Bill to Ban Asbestos Importation and Use Within One Year of EnactmentAdvances to House Floor WASHINGTON, DC - The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U. S. House [...]

2019-11-19T16:39:41-08:00November 19th, 2019|

The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act to be Marked Up in Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives

This blog is dedicated in loving memory of our dear friend and colleague, Ann Strickland, who worked to uphold the laws and regulations enacted to protect public health and our environment.  Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:00am Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittees:  116th Congress Energy and [...]

2019-11-18T03:14:16-08:00November 17th, 2019|

ADAO Presents at an American University Law School Class about Legislative Drafting and Strategy

Posted on October 31, 2019 I was incredibly honored to give a guest lecture at American University’s Washington College of Law this past month. Professor Bettina Poirier has frequently invited me to speak to her legislation classes. Professor Poirier previously served as Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee [...]

2019-11-08T13:26:52-08:00October 30th, 2019|

Educational Lecture: “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal Today” Held at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City on November 18

FREE EVENT: Educational Lecture “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal Today” (Pizza will be served) DATE: November 18, 2019 TIME: 12:15 – 1:15 pm LOCATION: Alvin S. Teirstein Auditorium, Annenberg 13-01, Mount Sinai Hospital’s Icahn School of Medicine, 1468 Madison Avenue, NYC DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Q07Tad  Posted on November 1, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is [...]

2019-11-08T11:35:58-08:00October 30th, 2019|

Another Landmark Step Forward as Two Former EPA Administrators Pen a NY Times Op-Ed in Support of the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

ADAO Press Release: DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATORS JOIN FORCES TO CALL  FOR PASSAGE OF ASBESTOS LEGISLATION  Posted on October 15, 2019 “The following op-ed, Asbestos Kills Nearly 40,000 Americans a Year. Ban It., by former EPA Administrators Gina McCarthy and William K. Reilly was published today in The New York Times. ADAO is [...]

2019-10-15T04:38:11-08:00October 15th, 2019|

Another Landmark Step Forward for the Bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019, on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Posted on October 1, 2019 ADAO is pleased to share that the bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN) (H.R. 1603) has made another  important legislative step forward within the House of Representatives. On Thursday, September 26, commemorated yearly as Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the bill was marked up by the Subcommittee on [...]

2019-10-01T09:48:17-08:00September 30th, 2019|

ADAO Interview with Dr. Christine Oliver, North American Asbestos Expert and ADAO Science Advisory Board Member

Posted on September 30, 2019 This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Christine Oliver, a member of ADAO’s Science and Advisory Board. In this interview, Dr. Oliver shares her personal experiences of working with the mesothelioma community and opinions on asbestos policies both in Canada and the United States. She also sheds light [...]

2019-10-01T09:53:39-08:00September 30th, 2019|

Mesothelioma Awareness and Action Day: “MEEZ-oh-THEE-lee-OH-mah” – A Disease Hard to Pronounce and Even Harder to Cure

Posted on September 30, 2019  Last week we gathered together for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, to honor and remember those lost to the asbestos-caused illness.  Every American should know that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, yet it remains legal and lethal in the U.S. today. Americans can be exposed to asbestos in [...]

2019-10-01T10:03:52-08:00September 30th, 2019|

More Art, Advocacy, and Academia: Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto to Screen and Discuss Asbestos Documentary, “Dirty Laundry” on November 20

FREE EVENT: Film screening of Dirty Laundry and Panel Discussion held at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health DATE: November 20, 2019 TIME: 7:00 – 9:30 pm LOCATION: Jackman Hall (McCaul street entrance), Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto QUESTIONS: Linda@adao.us DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2WY8jPP Posted on September 30, 2019  Art, Advocacy, and [...]

2019-11-08T11:38:03-08:00September 30th, 2019|