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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Five years is a long time in the life of a child – and for the child’s parents. Five years can be a period of profound change, growth and development. But if Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has his way, millions of American kids will continue to eat harmful amounts of at least two dangerous pesticides for at least that long.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

EWG’s public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticides demand it fully consider the risks of low-dose exposures to pyrethroid pesticides during pregnancy and childhood.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Before he became President Trump’s nominee to oversee the safety of pesticides sprayed on our food, Michael Dourson sought to weaken pesticide safety standards for Monsanto and Dow.

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Planet Trump
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced legislation today to ban a highly toxic and widely used pesticide that can harm children's brains and nervous systems, challenging the Trump administration's decision to allow its continued use.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

In an action with national and global implications, today California officially listed glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, as a chemical known to cause cancer under the state’s Proposition 65 law. 

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News Release
Friday, June 30, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s proposed 31 percent cut to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency will cripple the agency’s ability to protect public health and natural resources from toxic pollution, said EWG S

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On June 27, 2017, the American Academy for Pediatrics and EWG sent the letter attached and below to Environmental Protection Agency Adminsitrator Scott Pruitt on the agency's recent decision to pull back a scheduled ban on the pesticides chlorpyri

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Thursday, June 22, 2017

American Oversight filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency today to force the release of documents and communications regarding Administrator Scott Pruitt’s March 29 decision to overrule EPA scientists and permit the continued use of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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News Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

California’s landmark health guideline for Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate is a huge step forward, but falls short of protecting children’s health, according to evidence assembled by EWG scientists.

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News Release
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Below and attached are comments EWG has submitted to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on the agency’s proposed No Significant Risk Limit for human intake of Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate, also called Roundup.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last week the Trump administration decided to delay a rule meant to ensure that the most dangerous pesticides are applied safely. This came just days after farmworkers were made sick from exposure to one of the pesticides in question, which was improperly sprayed on a California citrus orchard.

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News Release
Friday, April 14, 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
Article
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When mothers were exposed to glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer – during pregnancy, their babies weighed less at birth, according to inital data from an ongoing study.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group today launched a joint investigation into the March 29 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency not to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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News Release
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

On April 11, 2017, American Oversight and EWG filed Freedom of Information Act requests to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture over chlorpyrifos action.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, April 7, 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
Article
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Last week Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stuck to his long-standing practice of ignoring science, disregarding data that shows the pesticide chlorpyrifos could harm kids’ brains.

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Planet Trump
Article
Friday, March 31, 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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