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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sixty percent more methane escapes from U.S. oil and gas operations than the Environmental Protection Agency currently estimates, according to a study led by the  Environmental Defense Fund.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

It’s been 80 years since Congress last voted to regulate cosmetics.

Friday, June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law a significant overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, the nation’s primary chemical safety law. It was the first update to the law, which was widely considered to be the least effective environmental law on the books, in 40 years.

Friday, June 22, 2018

News Roundup (6/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An estimated 60 percent to three fourths of lower income children in California don’t get the lead poisoning tests required by state and federal law. In response, state lawmakers are taking steps to strengthen the state’s childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

News Roundup (6/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Yesterday, a panel of federal regulators unanimously rejected President Trump’s order for an emergency bailout of financially failing coal and nuclear power plants. The bailout would have increased not only utility bills, but also premature deaths from air pollution. 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

An outbreak of poisonous algae has forced officials in Salem, Ore., to warn citizens that infants, children and vulnerable adults should not drink the city’s tap water.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

In his continuing crusade to prop up dying industries, President Trump wants to make Americans pay for expensive electricity from dirty, dangerous coal and nuclear power plants – even if cheaper, cleaner and safer sources are available.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

News Roundup (6/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

After intense lobbying by the chemical industry, last week the Environmental Protection Agency signaled plans to delay or scrap proposed bans on some uses of the drinking water contaminant made notorious by the book and film “A Civil Action.”

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mixtures of chemicals commonly found in consumer products are more likely to increase breast cancer risk than the same chemicals individually, according to a new analysis. But safety tests by government regulators don’t routinely evaluate the combined effects of multiple chemical exposures.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The rate of premature births to California mothers living near coal and oil power plants dropped significantly after the plants were shut down, researchers from the University of California and Johns Hopkins University reported in a recent study.

Friday, June 1, 2018

EWG News Roundup (6/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The coal and nuclear industries criticize subsidies for solar and wind power based on their belief that the subsidies distort the market.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

News Roundup (5/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Today is the first day of an Environmental Protection Agency summit on perfluorinated substances, or PFAS. The group of chemicals is linked to a host of health issues, including cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and other health issues.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Children are exposed to brominated and organophosphate flame retardants from nap mats at child care centers, but switching to mats without the chemicals reduces kids’ exposures, according to a new study from scientists at Indiana University and Toxic-Free Future, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle.

Friday, May 18, 2018

News Roundup (5/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

More than 60 nations have banned all uses of asbestos. Shockingly, the U.S. isn’t one of them. The nation’s new toxics law gives the Environmental Protection Agency the power to completely ban the notorious killer, but the chemical industry is pushing for continued exemptions for some uses.

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