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Friday, December 15, 2017

EWG's News Roundup (12/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency spent $120,000 to hire a Republican opposition research and PR firm – the latest example of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s questionable spending, which has already sparked an investigation into possible misuse of taxpayer funds.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

This week, California officially issued groundbreaking guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies and limit use when reception is weak.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

There were plenty of good reasons to oppose President Trump’s nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency. Dourson, who was opposed by public health, reproductive health, labor, business and environmental organizations, withdrew his nomination Wednesday.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Michael Dourson, who President Trump nominated to run the chemical safety division at the Environmental Protection Agency, withdrew his name from consideration after it was clear there were not enough votes in the Senate to confirm him.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Asthma can be caused by outdoor air pollution, but also by indoor emissions of chemicals, strong odors, mold, smoke or other factors.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Attached is a letter by EWG to the Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor North America on their recently announced partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Environmental Working Group is urging Toyota to reject a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, because EPA chief Scott Pruitt's plan to "evaluate management practices" is cover for his real agenda of destroying the agency's ability to do its job.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency announced an investigation into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s use of nearly $25,000 in taxpayer dollars to purchase a customized secure private phone booth.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

At long last, the veil of secrecy over chemicals in cleaning products is lifting.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt couldn’t say how much of his work to safeguard public health and natural resources he conducts from his new $25,000 secure phone booth.

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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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Friday, December 1, 2017

Nonpartisan watchdog American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group today announced a joint investigation to determine if controversial toxicologist Michael Dourson has violated ethics rules in his work as a top advisor to Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

When Dr. Brandon E. Boor and his colleagues tested 20 new and used crib mattresses purchased in 2011 or earlier, they detected two classes of chemicals associated with endocrine disruption and harm to the reproductive system and development: flame retardants and phthalates.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

It’s not just a poor diet and lack of exercise that can make kids overweight.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

During the first few years of their lives, infants can spend most of their time sleeping or crawling in the crib. Choosing children’s products that are good for air quality in the baby’s room can be a difficult task.

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