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Friday, October 12, 2018

News Roundup (10/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is now the nation’s top environmental enforcement official.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly betrayed its responsibility to safeguard the health of children. But in recent weeks, the hostile actions of the president and Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting administrator, have escalated into nothing less than a war on children’s health.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael is rapidly advancing toward Florida, raising concerns that the storm could worsen and spread the red tide that is plaguing a 145-mile stretch of the state’s Gulf Coast. Although scientists speculate what impact Michael will have on the red tide, there is no question that this year will go down as one of the worst for outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in the Sunshine State.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog is launching an investigation over whether the agency has failed to enforce a critical program that tracks toxic spills into the environment.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers and other waterways rose by an additional 40 percent this year compared to 2017, according to EWG’s tracking of news reports. 

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Under pressure from EWG and other environmental and public health groups, the Food and Drug Administration has banned seven substances used in artificial flavors that have been linked to cancer in animals.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

EWG News Roundup (10/5): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he testified that he had ruled for the environment in “many” and a “large number” of cases.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The fact is that not only can chemical pesticides harm kids, both during and after application, but they’re also not the best answer to bed bug infestation.

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Children's Health
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains pelted areas of North Carolina that are home to more than 1,500 industrial animal operations with more than 1,000 nearby animal waste storage cesspools. These operations have the potential to annually produce as much as four billion gallons of wet swine waste and 400,000 tons of dry poultry waste, according to an exclusive analysis by EWG and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Here is EWG’s comment letter in response to EPA’s National Leadership Summit and Engagement on PFAS chemicals.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Congress passed legislation Wednesday that will give commercial airports the option to switch to firefighting foams that do not include the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The White House removed key language documenting the heightened risks climate change presents to children from a draft EPA proposal to repeal a rule to reduce heat-trapping chemicals leaking into the atmosphere, according to new documents first reported by E&E News.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Trump administration has tapped a longtime chemical and fossil fuel industry executive, who most recently worked for the ultraconservative Koch brothers, to head the scientific research arm of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tap water across the nation is contaminated with an agricultural pollutant linked to cancer, and the problem is worst in small communities that can least afford to fix it, according to a new EWG analysis.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

It’s that they both lied about their environmental records when seeking Senate confirmation.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

In yet another rollback of public health protections, the Trump administration is preparing to gut a rule that has dramatically cut emissions of mercury, a toxic chemical known to harm the nervous systems of children and fetuses.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Environmental Working Group, joined by food and nutrition companies including MegaFood, Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm, MOM’s Organic Market, Nature’s Path, One Degree Organic Foods, National Co+op Grocers and Happy Family Organics, today petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to sharply limit glyphosate residues allowed on oats and prohibit the pesticide’s use as a pre-harvest drying agent.

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