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Friday, December 8, 2017

EWG's News Roundup (12/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

The CEO of one of the nation's largest coal companies claimed last month he had nothing to do with the Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers pay above-market rates for electricity from failing coal-fired power plants.

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said today his “red team-blue team” debate, pitting climate change deniers against scientists who accept the facts about global warming, could be convened early next year.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers subsidize dirty, dangerous and aging coal and nuclear power plants would result in 27,000 premature deaths and a net cost of $263 billion by 2045, according to projections by independent researchers.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (12/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nominee to chair the Council on Environmental Quality was approved today in a party-line vote by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

For the only public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration picked a location where residents are sure to support the desperate attempt to save the dying coal industry.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency knows that dozens of the chemicals used in fracking pose health hazards. The agency not only allows their use, but also lets the oil and gas industry keep the chemicals secret, according to a new report.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

In a new report this week, EWG discovered that a large swath of profitable farm operations are getting subsidized twice for one crop loss. In 2014 and 2015 these double dippers took advantage of federal farm subsidy programs to the tune of nearly $24 billion dollars, courtesy of taxpayers.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Environmental Working Group and American Oversight formally petitioned the Department of Energy today to release all communications between senior officials and the energy industry over the Trump administration’s proposed bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Half of California’s electricity will likely come from clean, renewable energy sources by 2020, a full decade ahead of the goal set just two years ago.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

U.S. utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear power units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by the Environmental Working Group. But the Trump administration is telling other nations that coal and nuclear power can help fight climate change.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Without Energy Secretary Rick Perry's scheme to make utility customers buy more expensive electricity from aging, dirty and dangerous coal and nuclear u, utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by EWG.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

David Page, an attorney from Scott Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma, reveals the Environmental Protection Agency nominee's history of protecting corporate polluters over people's health.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ponca Councilwoman, Casey Camp-Horinek, talks about Scott Pruitt's environmental record in Oklahoma. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

This week, the Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick, Scott Pruitt. A Pruitt EPA could have disastrous consequences for public health and the environment.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Under President Trump's leadership, the U.S. has attained a unique – and shameful – distinction: the only nation on Earth to reject the Paris agreement on climate change.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

FERC data compiled by EWG show why the Trump administration’s friends in the coal and nuclear industries are desperate for a ratepayer bailout: Their plants are losing billions of dollars, and without subsidies to make them competitive with renewable energy and natural gas, utilities are proposing to close 75 coal and nuclear facilities in just three short years.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has wiped much of the information that helps state and local governments fight climate change and invest in renewable energy sources from the agency’s website, according to an investigation by the Environmental Data and Governance Data Initiative.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (10/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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