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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Scott Pruitt, polluters’ puppet and head of the Environmental Protection Agency, knows most Americans are strongly opposed to his anti-public health, anti-kids, anti-science agenda. That’s why he does all he can to hide it.

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Planet Trump
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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

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

By pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, President Trump will abdicate his responsibility as leader of the most powerful country in the world, to help fight the looming catastrophe of climate change, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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News Release
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WASHINGTONPresident Trump will announce whether he is pulling out of the historic Paris climate change accord after returning from the G7 Summit at the end of this month. If he does, the U.S.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A high-stakes series of meetings, including one between Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and daughter of President Trump, on whether the U.S. should remain in the landmark Paris climate change agreement, were suddenly cancelled. 

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Americans who live in highly polluted areas are likely at greater risk of developing cancers, especially breast and prostate cancers, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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News and Analysis
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Americans who live in highly polluted areas are likely at greater risk of developing cancers, especially breast and prostate cancers, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Cancer
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Monday, May 8, 2017

California's well-earned reputation as the nation's greenest state, with cutting-edge policies mandate fuel efficiency and renewable energy, hides a surprising fact: California also produces the third-most oil in the country.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

President Trump’s executive order gutting the Clean Power Plan shows his disregard for protecting public health and the environment, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Monday, March 27, 2017

President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan is not just a foolish failure of leadership on climate change, but another attack on public health that will trigger more asthma attacks among American children and cause more adults to die before their time, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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News Release
Monday, March 13, 2017

Midwestern politicians, such as Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, usually love mandates to blend more and more ethanol into our gasoline. In fact, Portman cites ethanol as one way to “lower gas prices and create jobs.”

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AgMag
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Here’s some news you can use as you begin your weekend.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Scott Pruitt's downplaying of carbon dioxide as the driver of global warming is an ominous first signal of how the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator will address climate change, EWG President Ken Cook said.   

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The New York Times’ Coral Davenport reports today that President Trump is being pulled in opposite directions over whether to pull the country out of the landmark Paris climate change treaty. The U.S. entered into the accord under former President Obama and it was ratified in 2016.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

WASHINGTONThe Trump administration’s massive cuts to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency will cripple the agency’s ability to protect drinking water and air from polluters, and safeguard Americans from exposure to

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Friday, February 24, 2017

After sitting on an open records request for more than a year, the Oklahoma attorney general’s office – occupied until a week ago by Scott Pruitt, now head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – now says it’s too busy to release more of the emails showing Pruitt’s cozy relationship with the fossil fuel industry. EWG President Ken Cook said he wasn’t surprised.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Last Friday, in a near party-line vote, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator. A swell of controversy surrounded the decision, with an Oklahoma judge ordering about 3,000 of Pruitt’s emails be released to the public a day prior to the vote.

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Planet Trump
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thousands of emails between the Oklahoma attorney general’s office and the fossil fuel industry reveal in detail how the state’s former Attorney General Scott Pruitt – now head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – coordinated his attacks on the EPA with oil and gas companies.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

President Trump will pull out of the historic Paris climate agreement as early as Tuesday, according to the adviser who led the Environmental Protection Agency transition. The Hill newspaper reports that the adviser, Myron Ebell of the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Monday that Trump could pull out of the agreement "by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package” at a later date. Either way, Ebell made it clear Trump plans to pull the US out of the landmark international climate change agreement very soon. 

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