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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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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The majority of federal farm subsidies already go to the wealthiest farmers: The top 10 percent of recipients received 77 percent of subsidies between 1995 and 2016. But a provision in the House Agriculture Committee’s proposed farm bill would make it even easier for millionaire farmers to receive subsidies.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Our farm safety net is already so filled with loopholes that the top 3 percent of farms – or about 60,000 farms – receive roughly 40 percent of all farm subsidies.

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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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
A new report from the Environmental Working Group, reveals that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is failing to enforce a key farm bill provision, with dire consequences for drinking water in the Midwest.
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