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Tests Find Hundreds of Pollutants in U.S. Tap Water

Tests Find Hundreds of Pollutants in U.S. Tap Water
Millions of Americans don’t trust that the water coming out of their taps is safe to drink. New research by Environmental Working Group (EWG) suggests that for many, there’s good reason to be concerned. Over the last three years, EWG assembled an unprecedented database of 20 million tap water testing...

Lautenberg Cites EWG Minority Cord Blood Report at Toxics Reform Hearing

Lautenberg Cites EWG Minority Cord Blood Report at Toxics Reform Hearing
At a hearing held before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and its Environmental Health panel on Wednesday, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, cited Environmental Working Group’s minority cord blood...

Beginning of the (long overdue) end for federal toxics program?

Beginning of the (long overdue) end for federal toxics program?
What happened this week in San Francisco was nothing less than historic. Lisa Jackson, EPA’s chief and the president’s point-person on environmental policy, began something that should have happened 33 years ago: drive a stake into the heart of the horrendous federal chemicals regulatory program...

EPA may crack down on rocket fuel in drinking water

EPA may crack down on rocket fuel in drinking water
Fulfilling a confirmation pledge, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa P. Jackson is revisiting the Bush administration’s refusal to regulate rocket fuel pollution in the nation’s drinking water. Jackson’s move, announced Wednesday, is being welcomed by the environmental community and...

Is this EPA Serious about Chemical Regulation?

Is this EPA Serious about Chemical     Regulation?
The federal program to “assess and manage” industrial chemicals polluting the environment has never done either.  Instead of ChAMP (for Chemical Assessment and Management Program, Orwellian Newspeak if we ever heard it), it should have been named KERCHING — for the millions of dollars the...
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