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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The national home improvement chain Lowe’s announced this week it will begin removing two highly toxic chemicals from its paint stripping products, with the phaseout to be completed by the end of this year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
At a so-called leadership summit today, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said drinking water contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals is a “national priority.” But a new EWG report reveals that the EPA hasn’t even told Americans the true extent of the pollution, which is much worse than previously reported. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Today, just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Environmental Working Group released its 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens, rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,000 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip balms that advertise sun protection.
Monday, May 21, 2018
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office is a former spokesman for a California oil company that has a long record of environmental violations.
Friday, May 18, 2018
House leaders failed to garner enough support to pass their version of the 2018 farm bill. The following is a statement from Environmental Working Group Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Scott Faber in response to the failed House bill, H.R. 2, the Food and Agriculture Act of 2018.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced plans to repeal major safety rules for chemical and fertilizer plants, which President Obama’s administration put in place to protect workers and people who live near more than 10,000 facilities across the U.S.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Environmental Working Group has launched a new website that will help parents and caregivers protect children from toxic chemicals, pesticides, air and water pollution, and other environmental hazards.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify Wednesday before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, his fourth time before a congressional committee this year.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Across the U.S., a growing epidemic of toxic algal blooms is polluting lakes and other waterways, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
In 2014, Toledo was the first U.S. city where a toxic algal bloom made tap water unsafe to drink. But it may not be last, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group.
Monday, May 14, 2018
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is preparing to propose safe levels for fluorinated chemicals in drinking water nearly six times more stringent than the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendation.
Friday, May 4, 2018
On Tuesday, the Hawaii state legislature passed a bill that would ban sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Congressional leaders are demanding information from Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt over allegations he wanted taxpayers to open an office in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla. , before he was confirmed by the Senate.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt should join his aides Albert “Kell” Kelly and Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta, and resign immediately, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook. Photo courtesy of AP Images
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Monday, April 23, 2018
President Trump’s support for his ethically-challenged EPA administrator Scott Pruitt appears to be crumbling in advance of two come-to-Jesus congressional hearings Thursday. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Top democrats from the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to testify under oath during a congressional hearing he is expected to attend next week. Photo courtesy of the White House via Flickr.com
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Before Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt illegally installed a private phone booth in his office to the tune of $43,000 from taxpayers, there were already two soundproof booths called Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, or SCIFs, at the agency’s headquarters. Photo courtesy of AP Images
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
President Trump’s top budget official promised lawmakers the White House will launch a probe into Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s illegal use of taxpayer money to purchase and install a $43,000 secure phone booth in his office. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Two decades after pollution from highly toxic fluorinated chemicals was first reported in American communities and drinking water, the number of known contamination sites is growing rapidly, with no end in sight.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A new report from the Environmental Working Group reveals that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is failing to enforce a key farm bill provision, with dire consequences for drinking water in the Midwest.
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