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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.

Friday, May 5, 2017

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

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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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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A bill rushed through the North Carolina legislature and now on Gov. Roy Cooper's desk would severely restrict the traditional property rights of hundreds of thousands of property owners from the pollution and stench of factory farms.

Now the names of citizens impacted have been matched to the numbers.

 

Photo courtesy of Waterkeepers Alliance

 

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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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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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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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Friday, April 28, 2017

Plate of the Union, a campaign to shift federal food policy to better serve all Americans, kicked off this week with more than 30 top U.S. chefs convening on Capitol Hill to promote nutrition programs, clean drinking water and other environmental protections, consumer transparency, and standards that improve food safety and accessibility.

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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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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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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

President Trump’s actions during his first 100 days in office will put the drinking water for millions of rural Americans in jeopardy, noted EWG senior vice president for government affairs, Scott Faber.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

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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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Monday, April 10, 2017

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.

 

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Friday, April 7, 2017

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

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lead, PFCs, hexavalent chromium, fertilizer and pesticides are just a few of the dangerous contaminants found in U.S. drinking water. According to a new nationwide survey, Americans’ concerns about water quality is high – and growing.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

TCP is just one example of the widespread contamination of drinking water from agriculture chemicals.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee voted today in support of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sending the nomination to the full Senate for consideration.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Here are 10 questions committee members should ask.
 

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