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Nothing is more important to your health and quality of life than safe drinking water and clean streams and lakes. Across the country, pollution from farms is one of the primary reasons water is no longer clean or safe. Agriculture is the leading source of pollution of rivers and streams surveyed by U.S. government experts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, if we make simple changes in the way we farm, we can take a big step toward clean water.

Friday, February 26, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Last month, after a year-long investigation, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight other officials were charged for their roles in the Flint water crisis – the environmental disaster that shocked the nation seven years ago. All nine defendants pleaded not guilty to 42 charges, including willful neglect of duty, manslaughter, extortion, perjury and obstruction of justice.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency must take a series of steps to protect public health and the environment from the toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from being incinerated or dumped in landfills, wrote more than 30 environmental and public health organizations in comments submitted to the agency this week.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

In 2019, in the absence of enforceable federal limits, New Hampshire became one of the first states to set its own drinking water standards for the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Environmental Working Group submitted testimony to the Maine Committee on Health and Human Services on Legislative Document No.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today voted 14-6 to confirm Michael Regan to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The full Senate will vote in the coming days on Regan’s nomination to head the agency.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

The following is the statement of John Boyd, founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, and Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, on the reintroduction of the Justice for Black Farmers Act, by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

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Friday, February 5, 2021

On Thursday, a congressional investigation revealed it had found that a number of widely sold baby food brands are tainted with dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals, including arseniclead, cadmium and mercury. The investigation, led by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, highlights major failures within the Food and Drug Administration.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Today President Biden’s nominee for secretary of agriculture, Tom Vilsack, who held the same post in the Obama administration, testified in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

To protect the health of people, communities and the environment, the toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS should not be regulated one by one but as a class, more than a dozen scientists, including this author, argue in an article published today in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/29): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

In a sharp break from the policies of the Trump administration, President Biden today issued an ambitious series of executive orders to combat the climate crisis, embrace science and foster environmental justice by ordering the federal government to pour resources into low-income communities and communities of color that bear an outsized burden from pollution and global warming.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Environmental Working Group submitted comments urging the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Toxicology Program to strengthen and broaden the NTP efforts to identify and characterize environmental cancer hazards and to prioritize t

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Environmental Working Group submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting TSCA 8(e) enforcement for Solvay’s failure to submit key health and safety studies within a timely manner.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Solvay Specialty Chemicals failed for up to eight years to report animal and human tests showing the health hazards of one or more of the fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, the Environmental Working Group charged today in a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency. For multiple violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act, EWG asked the EPA to levy civil and criminal fines totaling $434 million,

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Friday, January 22, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Today the Environmental Protection Agency took two long-overdue preliminary actions toward regulating the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in Americans’ tap water, committing to set legal limits for the two most notorious PFAS compounds and to test public water systems for more than two dozen others.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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