Daily Archives: June 9, 2010

Seeds of doubt against climate science

If some of the ongoing attacks on the credibility of climate science feel familiar, there’s a reason. With their unattributed claims climat changedownplaying the severity of the problem and their vague allegations of scientific impropriety, the assaults are the latest in a long tradition of organized efforts by industry and free-market enthusiasts to undermine the credibility of science they don’t like.

Members of FDA Tobacco Panel have Conflicts

In response to two recent appointments made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC), Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) contacted the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Inspector General. EarthTimes said that CREW is asking the HHS to implement a probe into the appointments, citing conflict of issue problems.

63% favor $1 cigarette tax hike

CHARLESTON — Better than three out of five West Virginians favor an extra $1 tax on cigarettes to keep youngsters from getting hooked, pump more dollars into anti-tobacco programs and lower nicotine-linked health costs, a fresh poll revealed Tuesday.

Raising cigarette tax difficult in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, - Missouri lawmakers this year made deep cuts to the state budget that takes effect next month.Missouri