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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.

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com

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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.

Photo courtesy of the White House via Flickr.com

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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.

Photo courtesy of AP Images

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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.

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com

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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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Monday, April 16, 2018

The chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is seeking details about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt use of four different agency email addresses.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s use of $43,000 in taxpayer funds for a private phone booth broke federal law, according to a report today from the federal Government Accountability Office.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

EWG News Roundup (4/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

A new report estimated the sweeping public health benefits that a 15 percent reduction in energy demand would yield in one year.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

EWG has submitted comments to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control on the agency’s proposed listing of carpets and rugs containing PFAS chemicals  as a priority product for review as part of the Safer Consumer Products Program.

 

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Senate confirms top lobbyist for the coal and chemical industries as Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Photo courtesy of U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
There was stunning news today on the seemingly endless scandals engulfing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pressure from Congressional investigators mounted today on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to answer questions over his use of taxpayer money to fly first class over perceived security threats, and his rental of a Capitol Hill condo linked to an energy lobbyist.

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