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.
In December 2015, the 1,500 residents of Erie, Ill., received a warning that the community’s tap water should not be given to babies under 6 months old, or used to mix formula or juice for those infants.Read More
A new EWG analysis of state records shows that each year between 2012 and 2016, almost three-fourths of California toddlers enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state-run low-income health insurance program, were not tested for lead in their blood.Read More
In his Senate testimony today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt displayed complete contempt for the mission of the department he leads, as well as its efforts to protect human health and the environment, said EWG President Ken Cook.Read More
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New banners on display at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters highlight five “environmental achievements” under Administrator Scott Pruitt’s leadership.
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Contrary to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s testimony before a House committee, Toyota has no plans to partner with the agency, the company said in a letter to the Environmental Working Group.
Albert “Kell” Kelly, the federally sanctioned ex-banker put in charge of the Superfund program despite having no environmental qualifications, has backed out of testifying before a key House hearing on the program’s future, according to well-placed congressional sources.Read More
Americans have good reasons to question the quality of their drinking water.Read More
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EWG sent a letter to Live Water regarding recent brand publicity. The letter, also sent by mail, was penned following several inquiries about their product and the “raw water” movement.Read More
The Raccoon River in central Iowa runs through one of the most intensely farmed regions of the nation. Agriculture is vital to the area’s economy, but polluted runoff from farms poses an acute threat to residents’ tap water – and a daunting challenge to utilities struggling to keep the water clean.Read More
Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans contains radioactive elements at levels that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG analysis of 2010 to 2015 test results from public water systems nationwide.Read More
Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG investigation released today.
In 2015, Des Moines Water Works sued upstream counties to reduce manure and fertilizer runoff into the city’s drinking water supply, drawing attention to nitrate pollution. But nitrate contaminates water supplies throughout Iowa, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.Read More
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s mission to decimate the agency he heads is on track, as he works to eliminate roughly 50 percent of its scientists, researchers and others in charge of protecting the public from pollution.Read More
In his first year in office, President Trump has wreaked devastating damage on public health protections against hazardous chemicals
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President Trump is likely to launch new salvos in his full-scale war on healthy food today, when he addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation.Read More
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