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Nominee for White House Environment Czar, a Notorious Science Skeptic, Clears Committee

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nominee to chair the Council on Environmental Quality was approved today in a party-line vote by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The nominee, Kathleen...

North Carolina Senators Won’t Vote to Confirm Trump’s Nominee for EPA’s Top Chemical Safety Post

North Carolina's two Republican senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, will not support President Trump's nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection...

White House Peddles Fossil Fuels at U.N. Climate Meeting, Despite Looming Closure of Dozens of U.S. Coal Plants

U.S. utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear power units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by the Environmental Working Group. But the Trump administration is telling...

Hatch Cosmetics Legislation Fails to Protect Consumers From Toxic Ingredients

Yesterday, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced legislation that fails to protect families from dangerous chemical ingredients in personal care products.

Senate Committee Narrowly Approves Notorious Industry Apologist to Run EPA Chemical Safety Office

WASHINGTON – In a vote along party lines, President Trump’s nominee Michael Dourson was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to be the head of the Office of Chemical Safety...

For Top White House Environment Job, Trump Taps Carbon Dioxide Fan

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality is his latest move to give polluters unfettered, unprecedented power inside the White...

EWG: EPA’s Pruitt Moves to Block Funding Prosecution of Polluters

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to stop funding federal prosecutors who hold corporations responsible for polluting communities across the country...

EWG: Pruitt’s $25,000 Sound Proof Phone Booth Raises Serious Concerns

WASHINGTON – The reports today that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $25,000 in taxpayer’s money to install a soundproof, secure phone booth in his office is an...

White House War on Transparency Continues with CDC Media Blackout

EWG: Another Sign of Trump's Contempt for Democratic Values WASHINGTON – The Trump administration's ongoing war on freedom of information has opened on a new front: barring employees of the nation's...

Trump, Pruitt Slash EPA Staff to 30-Year Lows as Drinking Water, Climate Change Crises Mount

WASHINGTON – By October of this year, the staff at the Environmental Protection Agency will be reduced to levels not seen since the Reagan administration, 30 years ago, according to a report by Brady...

Inspector General Launches Probe Into Pruitt's Frequent Trips Home to Oklahoma

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is looking into Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent trips home to Oklahoma – an investigation that could show he's neglecting his...

‘Homegrown Organic’ Bill Would Expand Market Opportunities for U.S. Producers, Increase Domestic Production

WASHINGTON – The Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 – H.R. 3637, by Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H. – is a pro-jobs, pro-consumer and pro-environment proposal that would give farmers who want to transition to...

Trump’s Pick to Head EPA Toxics Office Bad News for Children’s Environmental Health

WASHINGTON – In choosing Michael Dourson to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals and pesticides division, President Trump has continued his fox-in-the-henhouse approach to...

California Sets Nation’s Toughest Tap Water Limit for Carcinogenic ‘Garbage’ Chemical

In a unanimous vote today, the California Water Resources Control Board adopted a stringent, health-protective drinking water limit for 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, an extremely potent carcinogen...

Congressional Leaders Push EPA to Scrap or Delay Proposed Bans on Toxic Chemicals

The House Appropriations Committee is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap or delay proposed bans on three highly toxic chemicals – trichloroethylene, or TCE; methylene chloride, or MC...

Trump and Pruitt’s Ax to EPA Budget Threatens Water, Air, Public Health

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...

Trump Proposal Puts Americans at Greater Risk from Toxic Chemicals

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have determined protecting the public from notorious cancer-causing chemicals like asbestos and 1,4-dioxane is far less...

EWG: Trump’s Pullout from Climate Pact ‘Calamitous’ for U.S. and Planet

WASHINGTON – President Trump officially pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change today – a calamitous decision that will have severe implications for the future of the...

EWG: Trump's Budget Is Roadmap for Dirty Water, Bad Air and Hungry Kids

WASHINGTON – President Trump has proposed a budget that should be welcomed by chemical and pesticide makers and their lobbyists, though it would make ordinary Americans suffer from cuts to public...

In Continued Assault on Public Safety, Key Senate Panel Approves ‘License to Kill’ Bill

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act today, sending the proposal to the full Senate. The bill, dubbed the “License to Kill...

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