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Flag to Fly on Capitol Hill on September 26th in Honor of Asbestos Victims on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Posted on: 23rd September For the third year in a row, an American flag will fly atop the U.S. Capitol building on September 26th in honor and remembrance of asbestos victims for Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  The ADAO community is eternally grateful for the work and advocacy of United States Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois and [...]

2019-09-23T12:40:17-07:00September 23rd, 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|

EPA Career Staff Leak Documents to ADAO Confirming Concern Over Trump’s EPA Asbestos Policies

Posted on May 30, 2019 Sound the alarm, again. A few months ago, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) received two internal emails from anonymous sources at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that documented the deep concerns of the agency’s career staff about their failure to take effective action on asbestos under the Toxic Substances [...]

2020-02-20T10:53:29-08:00May 29th, 2019|

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s Letter to Dr. Peter Salovey Urging Yale to Revoke Schmidheiny’s Honorary Degree

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Dr. Peter Salovey President of Yale University Dear Dr. Salovey,  We are writing to once again urge Yale to rescind its 1996 honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree awarded to Stephan Schmidheiny, owner of the global Eternit enterprise, in 1996.  Yale was clearly conned by this asbestos billionaire in his rebranding [...]

2019-08-12T11:52:04-07:00May 23rd, 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 [...]

2020-02-20T10:53:30-08:00May 13th, 2019|