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Nothing is more important to your health and quality of life than safe drinking water and clean streams and lakes. Across the country, pollution from farms is one of the primary reasons water is no longer clean or safe. Agriculture is the leading source of pollution of rivers and streams surveyed by U.S. government experts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, if we make simple changes in the way we farm, we can take a big step toward clean water.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said today his “red team-blue team” debate, pitting climate change deniers against scientists who accept the facts about global warming, could be convened early next year.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (12/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In 2006, I sent samples of my breast milk and my infant son’s urine to researchers investigating a rocket fuel chemical that can permanently harm the developing brains of fetuses and young children.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

EWG’s public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Drinking Water urge it to protect American children from perchlorate exposure by establishing a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for perchlorate based on the agency’s dr

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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 Agency, according to a report in the Wilmington Star News.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Over the next decade, U.S. cities and towns will spend an estimated $300 billion to replace aging water and sewer pipes. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. earned the awful distinction of being the only nation on Earth to stand in opposition to the Paris climate accord. EWG was quick to call out the Trump administration for its actions around climate change and indifference to leadership.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Earlier today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to assess President Trump's nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. We're here with EWG's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs to get his take on the hearing. You can learn more about Dourson’s toxic history here.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

We pulled together some highlights from the first eight months of 2017 that we hope you will enjoy. And, a huge THANK YOU from the team here at EWG for your support!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. Learn more at www.ewg.org/tapwater.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A cancer-causing chemical, 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, has been uncovered in the drinking water served to many living in the California Central Valley. The details of the widespread pollution were hidden for years by the chemical’s manufacturers Dow and Shell.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

David Page, an attorney from Scott Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma, reveals the Environmental Protection Agency nominee's history of protecting corporate polluters over people's health.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ponca Councilwoman, Casey Camp-Horinek, talks about Scott Pruitt's environmental record in Oklahoma. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

This week, the Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick, Scott Pruitt. A Pruitt EPA could have disastrous consequences for public health and the environment.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

EWG's Nneka Leiba unpacks our recent report on chromium-6 in drinking water.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Despite years of asking for help from Iowa state officials and Big Ag, river pollution – particularly from nitrates, which are toxic byproducts of fertilizer and manure – is only getting worse and costlier to remedy.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A quick look back on EWG’s biggest accomplishments in 2016.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A quick look back on EWG’s biggest accomplishments in 2015.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pregnant women’s exposure to a rocket fuel chemical, which contaminates drinking water for millions of Americans, could harm the development of fetuses' brains, a new British study found.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. 

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