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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The House farm bill includes several proposals that would roll back key pesticide protections, putting children, farmworkers, communities and even endangered species at risk.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Defense Department has for the first time disclosed the locations of military installations where tap water or groundwater on or off base is contaminated with highly toxic fluorinated chemicals.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

News Roundup (5/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

On Tuesday, the Hawaii state legislature passed a bill that would ban sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Congressional leaders are demanding information from Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt over allegations he wanted taxpayers to open an office in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla., before he was confirmed by the Senate.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Trump administration is waging war on the laws meant to protect Americans from air pollution, arguing that rolling back regulations on coal-fired power plants, cars and trucks, and other sources of fossil fuel emissions is necessary to ensure a healthy economy.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt should join his aides Albert “Kell” Kelly and Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta, and resign immediately, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

News Roundup (4/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

EWG's comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's Draft Risk Assessment for Glyphosate urge the agency to assess the full body of research indicating the Monsanto herbicide Roundup can increase the risk of cancer.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

On Tuesday, Kourtney Kardashian joined EWG President Ken Cook on Capitol Hill to brief reporters and congressional staffers about EWG’s #BeautyMadeBetter campaign.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

New federally funded research links low doses of bisphenol A with a sharp increase in breast tumors in laboratory animals.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input on the health impacts of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide

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Monday, April 23, 2018

President Trump’s support for his ethically-challenged EPA administrator Scott Pruitt appears to be crumbling in advance of two come-to-Jesus congressional hearings Thursday.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

EWG News Roundup (4/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Top democrats from the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to testify under oath during a congressional hearing he is expected to attend next week.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Before Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt illegally installed a private phone booth in his office to the tune of $43,000 from taxpayers, there were already two soundproof booths called Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, or SCIFs, at the agency’s headquarters.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

President Trump’s top budget official promised lawmakers the White House will launch a probe into Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s illegal use of taxpayer money to purchase and install a $43,000 secure phone booth in his office.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The latest update of an interactive map by EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University documents publicly known PFAS pollution from 94 sites in 22 states, including industrial plants and dumps, military air bases, civilian airports and fire training sites. It also shows PFAS pollution of tap water for 16 million people in 33 states and Puerto Rico.  

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Two decades after pollution from highly toxic fluorinated chemicals was first reported in American communities and drinking water, the number of known contamination sites is growing rapidly, with no end in sight.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The negative health and environmental impacts of pesticide use and exposure are well established: They range from increased cancer risk, to damage to children’s brains and nervous systems, to lower sperm counts, to acute effects like nausea, dizziness and vomiting.

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