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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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
If you have small children in the house, are pregnant or are trying to conceive – or simply want to stay healthy – you are probably looking for ways to avoid toxic chemicals at home and outdoors. Harmful pollutants that can increase the risk of cancer and damage your developing child’s IQ can lurk in household dust, leach out of plastic containers and even contaminate tap water.
Legislation introduced today would make California the first state to ban perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, from fast food wrappers and takeout containers.