Fluoride Action Network

TSCA Trial Update: A Message from Attorney Michael Connett

December 11th, 2020 | Fluoride Action Network

A message from the attorney representing the Fluoride Action Network in the federal TSCA case against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Michael Connett:

2021 UPDATE: Judge Chen informed the plaintiffs and the EPA on Dec 31 that he was vacating (i.e. canceling) the Jan 7 meeting because he did not need any further oral testimony before he rules on the EPA’s motion to dismiss our case, which they have attempted before and lost.  He will issue his ruling on this motion based on the written arguments already submitted.

The Fluoride Action Network will let you and all supporters know when the judge issues his ruling on the EPA’s dismissal motion.

Our case continues against the EPA for its ongoing failure to protect the public from the neurologic risks posed by the fluoridation chemicals added to public drinking water. At the close of trial this summer, the Judge stated that we had presented “serious evidence” which presents “serious questions” about the safety of fluoridation. The Judge also noted that EPA had used an incorrect standard for assessing the available science.

The Court ordered that we allow EPA the opportunity to give the evidence a “second look,” which we have now done. On November 4, we submitted a supplemental petition to the EPA, which contains the findings of the NTP’s systematic review, as well as the findings of the NIH-funded birth cohort studies. EPA is currently reviewing this material.

For those who are interested in learning more about our lawsuit, and what we have learned so far, here are two videos. The first is a presentation I gave at a Forum organized by FAN in Spokane, Washington:

The other is an interview I had with Robert F Kennedy, Jr:

Finally, last but certainly not least, I would like to thank all FAN supporters for the invaluable financial support you have given to this effort over these past three years. Your support has made it possible for us to get to this historic moment, and I am truly grateful.

For those who have the means, I hope you will consider supporting FAN during this end-of-the-year fundraiser so that it can continue its critical educational work in the year ahead

Thank you all, and happy holidays!

Michael Connett

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