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Friday, November 16, 2018

After a career as a coal lobbyist and five months as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler has been tapped by President Trump to be the agency’s next administrator.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/16) - Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Attached is the letter of comments sent by EWG to the state of California in support of OEHHA’s proposed public health goals for disinfection byproducts trihalomethanes in drinking water.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

GenX, introduced a decade ago as a “safer” alternative for the notorious non-stick chemicals PFOA and PFOS, is nearly as toxic to people as what it replaced, says an Environmental Protection Agency study released today. 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

As a child, I thought anybody who refused to drink tap water was just too picky. But once you learn about the array of potentially harmful chemicals in U.S. tap water, you realize it’s smart to protect yourself and your family.

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Children's Health
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Seasonal spikes of atrazine, a weed killer that disrupts hormones and harms the developing fetus, contaminate the drinking water of millions of Americans at potentially hazardous levels as run-off from corn-growing areas finds its way into source waters and reservoirs.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Attached are EWG's comments to Environmental Protection Agency on the agency's draft human health risk assessment for atrazine and draft cumulative human health risk assessment for triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine and propazine).

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Friday, November 9, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The results of the mid-term elections are a repudiation of President Trump’s pro-polluter agenda that could not have come at a more critical time for the health and well-being of every American, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Trump administration’s just-released regulatory roadmap leaves no stone unturned when it comes to rolling back safeguards designed to protect children, families and workers from exposure to dangerous chemicals.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

News Roundup (10/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is now the nation’s top environmental enforcement official.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly betrayed its responsibility to safeguard the health of children. But in recent weeks, the hostile actions of the president and Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting administrator, have escalated into nothing less than a war on children’s health.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael is rapidly advancing toward Florida, raising concerns that the storm could worsen and spread the red tide that is plaguing a 145-mile stretch of the state’s Gulf Coast. Although scientists speculate what impact Michael will have on the red tide, there is no question that this year will go down as one of the worst for outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in the Sunshine State.

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AgMag
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers and other waterways rose by an additional 40 percent this year compared to 2017, according to EWG’s tracking of news reports. 

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Friday, October 5, 2018

EWG News Roundup (10/5): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains pelted areas of North Carolina that are home to more than 1,500 industrial animal operations with more than 1,000 nearby animal waste storage cesspools. These operations have the potential to annually produce as much as four billion gallons of wet swine waste and 400,000 tons of dry poultry waste, according to an exclusive analysis by EWG and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Here is EWG’s comment letter in response to EPA’s National Leadership Summit and Engagement on PFAS chemicals.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Congress passed legislation Wednesday that will give commercial airports the option to switch to firefighting foams that do not include the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

America has a serious problem with nitrate contamination of drinking water – and it is most severe in the small communities that can least afford to fix it.

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