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Friday, May 5, 2017

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

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Friday, May 5, 2017

In a victory for property rights and public health, today North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation that would have shielded big hog farms from liability for the pollution and stench that assault hundreds of thousands of people statewide.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration denied a petition today by public interest groups, including EWG, to ban the use in dry food packaging of perchlorate, a toxic chemical that is also an ingredient in rocket fuel.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Trump administration just appointed a chemical industry bigwig to a high-level chemical safety position at the Environmental Protection Agency as Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

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Planet Trump
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Almost 40,000 Americans have let the Environmental Protection Agency know what they think about the Trump administration’s agenda to eliminate "burdensome" environmental regulations, including those protecting drinking water from big polluters. As the president might ask, who knew so many of them think it's a bad idea?

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Friday, April 28, 2017

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

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting ideas for easing "burdensome" water regulations – Trump administration doublespeak for gutting rules that protect drinking water from toxic chemicals, animal waste and other contaminants. So far more than 32,000 Americans have submitted online comments, but many aren’t sending EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt the feedback he bargained for.  

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Trump administration is holding a meeting next week to look for ways to let polluters dump more toxic contaminants into the nation’s drinking water. Americans who want clean water can also try to speak up, but the opportunity for public input is severely restricted.

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News Release
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced the Senate version of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would require endless agency studies and two layers of judicial and Congressional review before new consumer protection rules could be adopted. The bill, should it become law, would make it virtually impossible for federal agencies to enact rules and safeguards to protect public health and the environment, noted EWG legislative attorney, Melanie Benesh.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Corporate political action committees, trade associations and individuals lobbying to gut basic consumer protections gave $3.3 million to the 2016 campaign of Sen. Rob Portman, sponsor of a bill that would effectively block new consumer protection rules.

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EnviroBlog
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, April 21, 2017

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

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Monday, April 17, 2017

The Environmental Working Group is surveying U.S. makers of personal care products to ask if they are working to remove 1,4-dioxane, a likely human carcinogen, from their products. According to EWG’s Skin Deep® database, at least 8,000 products on the market contain ethoxylated ingredients, which may be contaminated with the chemical.
 

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Environmental Working Group commends Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand for protecting Americans from exposure to a potentially toxic contaminant in personal care products.
 
 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When mothers were exposed to glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer – during pregnancy, their babies weighed less at birth, according to inital data from an ongoing study.

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group today launched a joint investigation into the March 29 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency not to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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News Release
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

On April 11, 2017, American Oversight and EWG filed Freedom of Information Act requests to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture over chlorpyrifos action.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

For decades, Shell and Dow hid a highly potent cancer-causing chemical in two widely used pesticides, contaminating drinking water for millions of people in California and beyond, according to lawsuits detailed in a new report from EWG.

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