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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on passage of the Senate version of the farm bill by the Senate Committee on Agriculture.
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Under fire from revelations about his conflicts of interest and abuses of office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reportedly instructed his staff to go slow on complying with Freedom of Information Act requests. Given the myriad scandals that have come to light about Pruitt, it’s scary to think what else he may be trying to hide, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.
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Monday, June 11, 2018
On Wednesday, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, will offer an amendment to the Senate farm bill that would tighten requirements for farm subsidies. The Environmental Working Group urged support for Grassley’s proposal, saying subsidies should be a safety net, not a handout.
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Friday, June 8, 2018
Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on the Senate version of the farm bill.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018
A wide-ranging coalition of public interest groups is calling for the immediate release of a suppressed federal study that says perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water are hazardous at much lower levels than the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines state.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Nearly 28,000 U.S. farmers received taxpayer-funded federal farm subsidies or disaster relief payments for 32 straight years, according to a new EWG analysis of data from the Department of Agriculture.
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Friday, June 1, 2018
Today the Environmental Protection Agency released documents indicating it will dramatically scale back its safety evaluations for 10 chemicals under the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The national home improvement chain Lowe’s announced this week it will begin removing two highly toxic chemicals from its paint stripping products, with the phaseout to be completed by the end of this year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
At a so-called leadership summit today, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said drinking water contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals is a “national priority.” But a new EWG report reveals that the EPA hasn’t even told Americans the true extent of the pollution, which is much worse than previously reported. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Today, just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Environmental Working Group released its 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens, rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,000 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip balms that advertise sun protection.
Monday, May 21, 2018
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office is a former spokesman for a California oil company that has a long record of environmental violations.
Friday, May 18, 2018
House leaders failed to garner enough support to pass their version of the 2018 farm bill. The following is a statement from Environmental Working Group Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Scott Faber in response to the failed House bill, H.R. 2, the Food and Agriculture Act of 2018.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced plans to repeal major safety rules for chemical and fertilizer plants, which President Obama’s administration put in place to protect workers and people who live near more than 10,000 facilities across the U.S.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Environmental Working Group has launched a new website that will help parents and caregivers protect children from toxic chemicals, pesticides, air and water pollution, and other environmental hazards.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify Wednesday before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, his fourth time before a congressional committee this year.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Across the U.S., a growing epidemic of toxic algal blooms is polluting lakes and other waterways, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
In 2014, Toledo was the first U.S. city where a toxic algal bloom made tap water unsafe to drink. But it may not be last, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group.
Monday, May 14, 2018
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is preparing to propose safe levels for fluorinated chemicals in drinking water nearly six times more stringent than the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendation.
Friday, May 4, 2018
On Tuesday, the Hawaii state legislature passed a bill that would ban sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.
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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