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Last Updated Jan 30, 2015 09:24AM

The Environmental Protection Agency just published its national analysis of toxic chemicals released by industry into our environment. These are chemicals that pose a threat to you and me. Nationally, 4 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste, or 16 percent of these chemicals, were released into our air, water and soil. EPA does its best to protect us, but has been waging a losing battle. Its current budget was cut by $60 million, reducing EPA staffing, according to House Speaker John Boehner, “to the lowest level since 1989.” Searching EPA’s …

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