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Thursday, August 3, 2017

WASHINGTONThe Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 – H.R. 3637, by Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H. –  is a pro-jobs, pro-consumer and pro-environment proposal that would give farmers who want to transition to organic agriculture the assistance they need, said EWG Legislative Director Colin O’Neil.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In a unanimous vote today, the California Water Resources Control Board adopted a stringent, health-protective drinking water limit for 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, an extremely potent carcinogen that was formerly an impurity in pesticides once widely used in the state’s San Joaquin Valley.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WASHINGTON In choosing Michael Dourson to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals and pesticides division, President Trump has continued his fox-in-the-henhouse approach to children’s environmental health and environmental protection, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap or delay proposed bans on three highly toxic chemicals – trichloroethylene, or TCE; methylene chloride, or MC; and n-methylpyrrolidone, or NMP.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s proposed 31 percent cut to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency will cripple the agency’s ability to protect public health and natural resources from toxic pollution, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have determined protecting the public from notorious cancer-causing chemicals like asbestos and 1,4-dioxane is far less important than coddling polluters, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON President Trump officially pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change today – a calamitous decision that will have severe implications for the future of the planet and the well-being of the American people, said EWG President Ken Cook.

Cook's statement:

The president’s foolish decision to pull out of a pact endorsed by almost every other nation on Earth is yet another sign that he is exceptionally unfit for the job.

Monday, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON President Trump has proposed a budget that should be welcomed by chemical and pesticide makers and their lobbyists, though it would make ordinary Americans suffer from cuts to public health and environmental protections and child nutrition programs, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act today, sending the proposal to the full Senate. The bill, dubbed the “License to Kill” bill by public health and consumer advocates, would effectively block federal agencies from ever adopting safeguards for food, the workplace and consumer goods, among many other areas, noted EWG.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

WASHINGTONA bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would help the federal Food and Drug Administration ensure that cosmetics and other personal care products are safer, noted Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

Faber’s full statement is below: