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This summer, it’s time for a step forward
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families - 8/28/2014. 
By Emma Halas-O’Connor - When I think of flip-flops, I think of summer: sun, beaches and scorching temperatures. I don’t think of them as dangerous (except when I occasionally trip while wearing them; what can I say? I’m clumsy!). Most of us would probably agree that flip-flops certainly don’t seem like the type of product that requires laboratory testing for health impacts.
LePage Fiddles on Formaldehyde to Favor the Toxic Chemical Industry
Prevent Harm - 8/28/2014. 
Augusta - Today, state legislators from the Environment and Natural Resources Committee grilled Acting Deputy Commissioner Heather Parent from Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on why the LePage Administration scrapped its proposed rule to require manufacturers to report which children's products sold in Maine contain cancer-causing formaldehyde. Several Committee members from both parties expressed "surprise" and "disappointment" at DEP's rule reversal.
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