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Friday, July 12, 2019
Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, who was stationed for many years at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, lost his daughter Janey, in 1985, at the age of nine from leukemia after she was exposed to toxic chemicals while living on base.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Thirty years ago today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to ban asbestos. It failed, and despite more than 1 million deaths of Americans since then, now the Trump EPA is working to keep the deadly carcinogen legal.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The House of Representatives tonight approved amendments to quickly end the military’s use of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in firefighting foam and food packaging and to expand efforts to monitor for PFAS pollution.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
EWG applauds the House passage of an amendment authored by Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) to limit industrial discharges of fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS into drinking water supplies.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
The Environmental Working Group has confirmed the presence of the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS at almost 100 new sites.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
This week, the House will consider amendments to quickly end the military’s use of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in firefighting foam and food packaging, and place limits on PFAS discharges into drinking water supplies.
Monday, July 8, 2019
President Trump, who has the worst environmental record in U.S. history, is scheduled to deliver a speech today in which he plans to tout his administration’s environmental record.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
EWG today applauded Reps. Chris Pappas (D-N.H) and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) for introducing legislation to regulate discharges of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS into rivers, lakes and bays.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Almost 20 percent of California’s K-12 school campuses serve drinking water with detectable levels of lead.
Friday, June 28, 2019
The cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane, which contaminates the drinking water of millions of Americans and is found in personal care products and other consumer goods, is “not an unreasonable risk” to the American public or the environment, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The Senate today passed a defense spending bill including a bipartisan amendment to dramatically expand efforts to monitor the scope of the PFAS contamination crisis and eliminate a major source of the contamination.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Amendments proposed Tuesday to the House version of a must-pass defense bill would dramatically expand efforts to monitor and clean up contamination of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Bill Wehrum, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s office of air and radiation, who played a key role in the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal key Obama-era climate change initiatives at the behest of the fossil fuel industry, quit today.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Senate legislation introduced today would require all states to adopt energy policies to produce at least half of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2035. That would raise the share of renewable energy for the entire nation to 50 percent or more, up from nearly 20 percent today.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Glyphosate, the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S., should be added to the list of toxic chemicals the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly measures in the bodies of the American people, Environmental Working Group said in a letter sent today to the CDC.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Duke Energy wants to force its Indiana customers to pay for a business-as-usual plan that continues to rely almost exclusively on dirty and expensive coal- and gas-fired power plants, ignoring the enormous potential of clean, safe, efficient and affordable renewable sources such as wind and solar.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Drinking water contaminated with nitrate could be responsible for more than 12,500 cases of cancer each year, according to a peer-reviewed study by Environmental Working Group presented today at a conference of leading cancer and environmental health experts.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Trump administration on Wednesday officially replaced the only federal program in place designed to combat climate change by lowering carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
On Tuesday, bipartisan legislation to protect Californians, especially children, from jewelry tainted with highly toxic heavy metals sailed through a key committee.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
A key Senate committee today approved a bipartisan proposal to expand dramatically government efforts to monitor the scope of the PFAS contamination crisis.
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