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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
If CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes the next Secretary of State, he will be the first known climate denier to serve as the nation’s chief diplomat Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via
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Friday, March 9, 2018
For its annual report, the Environmental Protection Agency has hired a right-wing digital media firm that has worked for the oil and gas industry and an anti-Muslim group.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent nearly $139,000 on three office doors last year, according to the Associated Press.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
John Konkus, a top public affairs officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, is working on the side as a media consultant. The EPA not only doesn’t have a problem with that, but won’t even say who his clients are.
Monday, March 5, 2018
American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of Happy Family Brands Shazi Visram has joined the Environmental Working Group’s board of directors.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
If you’re used to first class or a private jet, flying coach can take some getting used to
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
In Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s latest blow to children’s health, the agency is shutting down a vital office that provides funding to scientists studying the impacts of toxic chemicals on kids.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
In a major victory for public health, a judge has ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop spraying toxic pesticides – including on schools, parks and lawns and near organic farms – until the agency complies with state environmental laws.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Republican chair of the House oversight committee is demanding the travel records of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Public interest and government watchdog groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency for all its communications with the chemical industry on the fate of asbestos under the new federal chemicals law.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would mandate warnings for cosmetics marketed to children that might contain asbestos.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
A leading lobbyist for the coal and oil industries, who is a staunch climate change skeptic, is a step away from being second in command at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Data from the largest-ever study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the federal National Toxicology Program, confirms evidence that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer in humans and may harm children’s health.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Northwest Illinois is one of the nation’s most productive corn-growing regions. But the heavy use of fertilizer and manure on corn fields leads to nitrate pollution in many communities’ tap water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
President Trump will seek nearly three-fourths cuts to federal renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, according to White House budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
A new EWG analysis of state records shows that each year between 2012 and 2016, almost three-fourths of California toddlers enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state-run low-income health insurance program, were not tested for lead in their blood.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
In his Senate testimony today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt displayed complete contempt for the mission of the department he leads, as well as its efforts to protect human health and the environment, said EWG President Ken Cook.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
New banners on display at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters highlight five “environmental achievements” under Administrator Scott Pruitt’s leadership. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Michael Dourson, who withdrew his nomination to head the chemical safety office at the Environmental Protection Agency after it was clear the Senate would not confirm him, will soon leave the agency where he has served as a senior advisor to Administrator Scott Pruitt, reported Politico. -- Photo courtesy of Fred Watkins
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
EWG urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and California's attorney general today to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about benzophenone, a chemical that has been linked to cancer.