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Friday, May 12, 2017

Farm lobbyists often complain that farmers face overregulation. In fact, farmers are largely exempt from most environmental and public health regulations, including rules designed to protect drinking water.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scientific tests found abundant hog feces on homes and lawns, and in the air of private properties near big hog farms in North Carolina – proof that factory farms are exposing nearby communities to dangerous fecal bacteria, endangering the health of tens of thousands of citizens. Despite this disgusting evidence, state lawmakers are moving to strip citizens of their right to fair compensation through so-called nuisance suits against concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.

 

Photo credit Waterkeeper Alliance

 

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News Release
Thursday, May 11, 2017

WASHINGTONA bill introduced by Sens.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WASHINGTONPresident Trump will announce whether he is pulling out of the historic Paris climate change accord after returning from the G7 Summit at the end of this month. If he does, the U.S.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A high-stakes series of meetings, including one between Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and daughter of President Trump, on whether the U.S. should remain in the landmark Paris climate change agreement, were suddenly cancelled. 

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The long-held property rights of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians are at stake in the latest round of the ongoing battle between state lawmakers and Gov. Roy Cooper.

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News Release
Monday, May 8, 2017

Americans who live in highly polluted areas are likely at greater risk of developing cancers, especially breast and prostate cancers, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Monday, May 8, 2017

Americans who live in highly polluted areas are likely at greater risk of developing cancers, especially breast and prostate cancers, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Cancer
Blog Post
Friday, May 5, 2017

Here’s some news you can use as you begin your weekend.

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Friday, May 5, 2017

In a victory for property rights and public health, today North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation that would have shielded big hog farms from liability for the pollution and stench that assault hundreds of thousands of people statewide.

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News Release
Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration denied a petition today by public interest groups, including EWG, to ban the use in dry food packaging of perchlorate, a toxic chemical that is also an ingredient in rocket fuel.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Trump administration just appointed a chemical industry bigwig to a high-level chemical safety position at the Environmental Protection Agency as Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

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Planet Trump
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Almost 40,000 Americans have let the Environmental Protection Agency know what they think about the Trump administration’s agenda to eliminate "burdensome" environmental regulations, including those protecting drinking water from big polluters. As the president might ask, who knew so many of them think it's a bad idea?

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News Release
Friday, April 28, 2017

Here’s some news you can use as you begin your weekend.

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting ideas for easing "burdensome" water regulations – Trump administration doublespeak for gutting rules that protect drinking water from toxic chemicals, animal waste and other contaminants. So far more than 32,000 Americans have submitted online comments, but many aren’t sending EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt the feedback he bargained for.  

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Trump administration is holding a meeting next week to look for ways to let polluters dump more toxic contaminants into the nation’s drinking water. Americans who want clean water can also try to speak up, but the opportunity for public input is severely restricted.

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News Release
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced the Senate version of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would require endless agency studies and two layers of judicial and Congressional review before new consumer protection rules could be adopted. The bill, should it become law, would make it virtually impossible for federal agencies to enact rules and safeguards to protect public health and the environment, noted EWG legislative attorney, Melanie Benesh.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Corporate political action committees, trade associations and individuals lobbying to gut basic consumer protections gave $3.3 million to the 2016 campaign of Sen. Rob Portman, sponsor of a bill that would effectively block new consumer protection rules.

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EnviroBlog
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Here’s some news you can use as you begin your weekend.

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EnviroBlog
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