Nothing is more important to your health and quality of life than safe drinking water and clean streams and lakes. Across the country, pollution from farms is one of the primary reasons water is no longer clean or safe. Agriculture is the leading source of pollution of rivers and streams surveyed by U.S. government experts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, if we make simple changes in the way we farm, we can take a big step toward clean water.
Defying the Senate’s authority to confirm presidential nominees, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has installed Michael Dourson, President Trump’s controversial choice to run the agency’s chemical safety office, as a senior advisor.Read More
President Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has raised widespread concern among public health, reproductive health, labor, business and environmental organizations.Read More
Drinking water supplies for millions of Americans in farm country are contaminated with a suspected cancer-causing chemical from fertilizer, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.Read More
Eradicate poverty. End hunger. Reduce inequality. Stop climate change. Such huge, idealistic goals may seem impossible.Read More
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's schedule reveals a troublingly cozy relationship with top executives and lobbyists for big coal, mining, chemical and oil companies, but scorn for public interest organizations, said EWG President Ken Cook.
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Next week, a key Senate committee will consider the nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency. Here are the top 10 reasons senators should reject his nomination.Read More
WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to stop funding federal prosecutors who hold corporations responsible for polluting communities across the country, according to a reportRead More
Robert Bilott, the Ohio attorney who exposed DuPont's cover-up of the dangers of a cancer-causing Teflon chemical, is a 2017 laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "alternative Nobel Prize."Read More
Below and attached are EWG’s comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of a proposed update of the public health goals for Cis-/Trans- 1,2-Dichloroethylene in drinking water.
Drinking water supplies for 70 million Americans in 48 states are contaminated with arsenic at concentrations above the level scientists say increases the risk of cancer, according to nationwide test results collected in EWG's Tap Water Database.Read More
When it comes to PFOA, an extremely potent toxic chemical formerly used to make Teflon, President Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has a sticky history.Read More
A new EWG investigation underscores just how unfit Michael Dourson, President Trump’s nominee for a top Environmental Protection Agency position, is for the job of safeguarding children and other Americans from toxic chemicals.Read More
Before he became President Trump’s pick to oversee the nation's chemical safety, Michael Dourson argued for a weak drinking water standard for a rocket fuel chemical that impairs babies’ developing brains, on behalf of big defense contractors and chemical companies.Read More
Michael Dourson, President Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, has made his career being paid by polluters – like Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and the Koch brothers – to weaken chemical safety standards.Read More