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2019 Ban Asbestos #Message2Congress || 6-Word Quote Campaign

Posted on July 25, 2019 ADAO’s #Message2Congress campaign is underway again this year, giving you a chance to have your words delivered directly to the officials who represent you in Congress.  If you had the ear of your elected officials in Congress, what would you say about asbestos? This year, we’re launching our 12th Six-Word [...]

2019-09-04T14:18:53-08:00July 25th, 2019|

ADAO Hosts 13 Asbestos and Mesothelioma Congressional Staff Briefings || Where Knowledge and Action Unite

Posted on July 1, 2019 Since 2008, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has held and/or participated in 13 Congressional Staff Briefings. Every year, we have used this immense opportunity to do one thing: give space for experts to share their work with U.S. lawmakers. Primarily focused on asbestos exposure prevention, we have brought nearly [...]

2019-08-05T14:02:19-08:00June 29th, 2019|

New ADAO Video || “The Ban Asbestos Legislative Movement: From Our Homes to The Hill”

VIDEO: New ADAO Video || "The Ban Asbestos Legislative Movement: From Our Homes to The Hill"  Posted on June 14, 2019 Every day, 100 Americans die from preventable asbestos-caused diseases, yet imports and use continue. Shockingly, 750 metric tons were imported in 2018 for the chlor-alkali industry’s use alone.   ADAO’s newest advocacy video tells [...]

2019-08-12T11:38:52-08:00June 14th, 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 [...]

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

Environmental Protection Agency Has Once Again Dismissed Calls for Asbestos Transparency — Denies 15 Attorneys General Petition

Posted on May 1, 2019 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again dismissed calls for transparency in favor of helping corporate polluters. Yesterday, the agency denied a petition from 15 Attorneys General (AG), that would have required asbestos importers and users to report their activities  to the EPA. The excuse EPA gave is that [...]

2019-08-12T12:26:24-08:00May 1st, 2019|

Really — a SNUR!? The EPA Threw Americans a Bone Instead of an Asbestos Ban

Posted on April 19, 2019 On Wednesday morning, I received an unexpected call from Alex Dunn, Assistant Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, notifying me that EPA would be promulgating its significant new use rule (SNUR) for asbestos in an hour. While I appreciate that Ms. Dunn recognized [...]

2019-08-19T11:49:02-08:00April 19th, 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 [...]

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