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Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality is his latest move to give polluters unfettered, unprecedented power inside the White House and throughout the federal government, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to stop funding federal prosecutors who hold corporations responsible for polluting communities across the country, according to a report by the New York Times’ Charlie Savage.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The reports today that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $25,000 in taxpayer’s money to install a soundproof, secure phone booth in his office is an outrage, but not the most troubling part of the news, noted EWG President Ken Cook.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

EWG: Another Sign of Trump's Contempt for Democratic Values 

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's ongoing war on freedom of information has opened on a new front: barring employees of the nation's health protection agency from answering even "the most basic of data requests" from journalists without clearance.

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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 a report by Brady Dennis with the Washington Post.

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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 polluters free rein, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

WASHINGTONThe Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 – H.R. 3637, by Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H. –  is a pro-jobs, pro-consumer and pro-environment proposal that would give farmers who want to transition to organic agriculture the assistance they need, said EWG Legislative Director Colin O’Neil.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In a unanimous vote today, the California Water Resources Control Board adopted a stringent, health-protective drinking water limit for 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, an extremely potent carcinogen that was formerly an impurity in pesticides once widely used in the state’s San Joaquin Valley.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WASHINGTON In choosing Michael Dourson to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals and pesticides division, President Trump has continued his fox-in-the-henhouse approach to children’s environmental health and environmental protection, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap or delay proposed bans on three highly toxic chemicals – trichloroethylene, or TCE; methylene chloride, or MC; and n-methylpyrrolidone, or NMP.

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