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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, September 8, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

When you think of chloroform, your thoughts may drift to faint memories of 1970s television shows in which a villain knocks out their victim with chloroform-soaked cloth.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

EWG’s just-released Tap Water Database shows that a startling number of cancer-causing chemicals contaminate the nation’s drinking water. Of 250 different contaminants detected in tests by local utilities, 93 are linked to an increased risk of developing cancer.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

President Trump has nominated Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety for the EPA, even though Dourson has repeatedly sought to weaken chemical safety standards on behalf of polluters for a price.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – By October of this year, the staff at the Environmental Protection Agency will be reduced to levels not seen since the Reagan administration, 30 years ago, according to

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

An unregulated cancer-causing industrial solvent, which is also a hidden impurity in cosmetics and household cleaners, was found in samples from tap water supplies for nearly 90 million Americans in 45 states, according to test data from local utilities analyzed by EWG.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

When it comes to your drinking water, getting a passing grade from the federal government may not be good enough.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A report today by Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post details the enormous power Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has handed to a former Florida political consultant, who is now in charge of blessing or denying grants to states.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is looking into Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent trips home to Oklahoma – an investigation that could show he's neglecting his duty to protect public health even as he gives

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Atrazine, a widely used agricultural weedkiller that disrupts hormones, contaminates tap water supplies for about 7.6 million Americans at potentially harmful levels. But the federal government is doing little to counter the threat.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

For many of us, Labor Day is one of the last hurrahs of the summer. And it’s a busy travel weekend, with roughly 35 million Americans taking a getaway.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

It has been roughly three weeks since we released EWG’s new national drinking water database, and the response from consumers and media outlets has been sweeping and sustained.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In 2016, an EWG report found that chromium-6 – a cancer-causing compound made notorious by the film “Erin Brockovich” – contaminated the tap water supplies of 218 million Americans in all 50 states. But our just-released Tap Water Database shows the problem is even worse than that.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In the face of opposition by the power industry, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is planning to scrap an Obama-era rule to curb discharges of lead, arsenic and mercury from power plants into sources of drinking water. 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Scott Pruitt, polluters’ puppet and head of the Environmental Protection Agency, knows most Americans are strongly opposed to his anti-public health, anti-kids, anti-science agenda. That’s why he does all he can to hide it.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lead was banned from paint in 1978, and from gasoline in 1996. But two years ago the water-poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan, turned the nation's attention to the tragic truth that lead still threatens Americans – especially children.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Environmental groups have brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.
 

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