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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today following final passage of the farm bill by Congress.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Farm pollution poses a serious threat to drinking water supplies, and too much federal conservation spending has been squandered . Fortunately, the 2018 Farm Bill includes important reforms that will make clean drinking water a priority.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael is rapidly advancing toward Florida, raising concerns that the storm could worsen and spread the red tide that is plaguing a 145-mile stretch of the state’s Gulf Coast. Although scientists speculate what impact Michael will have on the red tide, there is no question that this year will go down as one of the worst for outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in the Sunshine State.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers and other waterways rose by an additional 40 percent this year compared to 2017, according to EWG’s tracking of news reports.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers, streams and even the Gulf of Mexico continue to rise sharply this summer, according to EWG’s ongoing tracking of algae outbreaks.

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