The Boston Globe: Ed Markey’s optimism for climate-change consensus

SAY THIS for Senator Ed Markey: He is one irrepressible optimist. If you put your faith in careful research and scientific consensus rather than pseudo-science and sophistry, the politicization of climate change can be profoundly disheartening. Which is why it’s a tonic to talk to Markey. A longtime leader on the issue, he sees things […] More »

The Hill: Dem senator urges EPA to test ‘probably carcinogenic’ pesticides

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate the herbicide glyphosate, amidst growing concerns that the chemical in one of the world’s most widely used weed killers “probably” causes cancer. The United Nations World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a scientific assessment of five organophosphate pesticides […] More » Senator Markey Supports Federal Action on Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey is praising new steps to be taken by the Obama administration to address the prescription drug and heroin crisis. The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will focus on three areas: providing education and resources to reduce inappropriate prescribing of opioid painkillers, increasing the use of naloxone to reduce […] More » Sen. Ed Markey pushes bipartisan bill to limit lawsuits relating to administration of opioid overdose drugs

With the opioid epidemic showing no signs of slowing, a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week aims to save lives by removing the reluctance one may have to step in and help with an overdose. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Act introduced by U.S. Sen Ed Markey, D-Mass.; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; and […] More » MA women have 2nd highest quality of life

The Bay State isn’t the top dog when it comes to quality of life for women, according to a new study, but it’s close. In honor of Women’s History Month, WalletHub, a personal finance social network, published “2015’s Best and Worst States for Women.” Massachusetts ranked No. 2 on the list, trailing only Minnesota. Massachusetts […] More »

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