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Chemical industry-funded senators want to hide chemical industry funding of studies

Republican lawmakers who are trying to change research disclosure rules to hide corporate influence received more than $150,000 in campaign contributions from chemical companies who stand to benefit from the change. Corporations may already submit studies they’ve paid for themselves as evidence in court or during congressional debate, but they…

What went wrong in West, Texas — and where were the regulators?

A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plant killed at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don’t know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded. Here’s what we do know: The fertilizer plant hadn’t been inspected by the Occupational Safety and…