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Friday, September 20, 2019

EWG News Roundup (9/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are a class of environmentally persistent manmade chemicals that are used as water, grease and stain repellents in clothing and furniture, in industrial firefighting foam, and in the production of nonstick cookware.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The grass is always greener for “fairway farmers” who, despite living next to golf courses instead of crop land, have raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments from the first round of President Trump’s trade war bailout program.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This year’s defense spending bill – the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA – now being considered by Congress, is an unprecedented chance to regulate the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have contaminated hundreds of public water systems nationwide.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
A toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants in U.S. drinking water could result in more than 100,000 cancer cases, according to a peer-reviewed study from Environmental Working Group – the first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due to 22 carcinogenic contaminants found in drinking water nationwide.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Governors from 15 states, including many facing mounting contamination of drinking water sources from toxic perfluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, are urging Congressional leaders to include provisions in a must-pass defense spending bill that would require the federal government to monitor and clean up the pollution.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The proposal announced today by Duke Energy, claiming the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utility aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, is far from a serious commitment to embracing renewable sources of electricity and combating the climate crisis, said Environmental Working Group and Citizen Action Coalition of Indiana
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Today the Trump administration will finalize its plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of industrial and agricultural pollution into sensitive waterways that provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans.