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EPA Union’s Attempt to Join Lawsuit Opposing Fluoride Standard was Rebuffed
In an unprecedented move, the Environmental Protection Agency’s union of professional employees, Local 2050 of the National Federation of Federal Employees, attempted to file an amicus curiae brief in a lawsuit against the agency itself in 1986. The lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was initiated by the Natural Resources Defense Council. It charged that the agency had ignored scientific evidence of adverse health effects when it set the recommended maximum contaminant level (RMCL) for fluoride in drinking water at 4 ppm.
Dr. William Hirzy & EPA Union on Fluoridation
On June 29th, 2000, Dr. William Hirzy was invited to give testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water on behalf of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Chapter 280 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Headquarters. At the time, Dr. Hirzy was serving his sixth […]
Fluoride, Politics, and the EPA
This news report, from 1986, describes the politics underlying EPA’s decision to increase the Maximum Contaminant Level for fluoride from 2 ppm to 4 ppm.
Why EPA’s Headquarters Professionals’ Union Opposes Fluoridation
The following documents why our union, formerly National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2050 and since April 1998 Chapter 280 of the National Treasury Employees Union, took the stand it did opposing fluoridation of drinking water supplies. Our union is comprised of and represents the approximately 1500 scientists, lawyers, engineers and other professional employees at EPA […]