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Texas fertilizer plant failed to heed disclosure rules

The tragic April 17 explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas was, in part, a product of a severe lack of accountability and oversight by its company, West Fertilizer.

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Senate blocks GOP attack on clean air regulations

The Democrat-dominated Senate defeated a move to crush EPA regulations on mercury and toxic chemical emissions from coal power plants.

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Chicken รก la salmonella anyone?

Those not bothered by a bit of salmonella or a dash of E. coli on their chicken cutlets won't mind the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed new inspection rules.

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Cat rescuers hold Caboodle Ranch owner accountable (with video)

"What a lucrative business, charging desperate, caring people to take homeless cats at $100 to $200 each. When they die a month later, he just takes more."

What's the beef? USDA toughens regulations

The New York Times reports that the beef industry is upset with the Agriculture Department over its new regulations on deadly food toxins found in ground beef.

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Ariz. tea party candidate: No government regulation of salmonella

In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.

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Texans kick off early voting

 "Don't be a goat, early vote!" was the slogan on handheld signs at a voter rally on the first day of early voting in Texas.

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Finance reform can spur job creation

The nation's labor movement is on target with its point that the risky practices on Wall Street were behind the destruction of 11 million jobs in America.