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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
A report today by Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post details the enormous power Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has handed to a former Florida political consultant, who is now in charge of blessing or denying grants to states. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced Wednesday the most sweeping fragrance ingredient transparency initiative to date, said EWG President Ken Cook.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Internal Environmental Protection Agency documents show that Administrator Scott Pruitt has effectively relinquished the EPA’s oversight of pesticide safety to the Department of Agriculture, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
In the face of opposition by the power industry, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is planning to scrap an Obama-era rule to curb discharges of lead, arsenic and mercury from power plants into sources of drinking water.
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Environmental groups have brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.
Monday, August 7, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has failed to act on dangerous hair straighteners that contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde and pose a significant health hazard to consumers and salon workers, the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth allege in a motion filed July 28 in federal district court.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's defense for allowing the continued use of a dangerous pesticide starkly shows that he doesn't consider protecting children's health to be more important than protecting the agriculture industry's status quo, said EWG President Ken Cook.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Starting today, the vast majority of Americans can learn about every potentially harmful chemical in their drinking water and what scientists say are the safe levels of those contaminants. EWG’s new national Tap Water Database is the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 public water systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
In his first six months , President Trump’s legislative agenda has stalled in Congress. But through regulatory rollbacks, he is waging a slash-and-burn assault on public health and the environment.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The harmful effects of some chemicals can be passed down not only to children, but also to grandchildren and even great-grandchildren, according to a new EWG report on the growing body of transgenerational toxicity research.
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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency announced its plans today to repeal the Clean Water Rule, advancing the Trump administration’s agenda to give industry and agribusiness free rein to pollute the drinking water sources of more than 100 million Americans, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
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 important than coddling polluters, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Today EWG joined an international roster of more than 200 scientists and medical professionals to call for stricter limits on antibacterial chemicals that are added to thousands of consumer products, despite evidence that they are ineffective and pose health risks.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
New research from EWG and Northeastern University in Boston uncovered highly fluorinated toxic chemicals, known as PFCs or PFASs, in the drinking water of 15 million Americans in 27 states, and from more than four dozen industrial and military sources nationwide.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
A critical flaw in the Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program is not only its failure to provide lasting protection for environmentally sensitive land, but also its wasting of billions of taxpayer dollars, an EWG analysis of USDA data shows.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, President Trump will abdicate his responsibility as leader of the most powerful country in the world, to help fight the looming catastrophe of climate change, said EWG President Ken Cook.
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