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EWG is working toward an energy future in which clean, safe and economical sources such as solar and wind power replace dirty, dangerous and expensive coal and nuclear power. We're also investigating the use and disposal of hazardous chemicals in oil and gas drilling, toxic gasoline additives such as corn ethanol and MTBE, uranium mining on public lands, and the transport of nuclear waste through American cities.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency knows that dozens of the chemicals used in fracking pose health hazards. The agency not only allows their use, but also lets the oil and gas industry keep the chemicals secret, according to a new report.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

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

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Environmental Working Group and American Oversight formally petitioned the Department of Energy today to release all communications between senior officials and the energy industry over the Trump administration’s proposed bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Half of California’s electricity will likely come from clean, renewable energy sources by 2020, a full decade ahead of the goal set just two years ago.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

U.S. utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear power units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by the Environmental Working Group. But the Trump administration is telling other nations that coal and nuclear power can help fight climate change.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Without Energy Secretary Rick Perry's scheme to make utility customers buy more expensive electricity from aging, dirty and dangerous coal and nuclear u, utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by EWG.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

David Page, an attorney from Scott Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma, reveals the Environmental Protection Agency nominee's history of protecting corporate polluters over people's health.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ponca Councilwoman, Casey Camp-Horinek, talks about Scott Pruitt's environmental record in Oklahoma. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

This week, the Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick, Scott Pruitt. A Pruitt EPA could have disastrous consequences for public health and the environment.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Under President Trump's leadership, the U.S. has attained a unique – and shameful – distinction: the only nation on Earth to reject the Paris agreement on climate change.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

FERC data compiled by EWG show why the Trump administration’s friends in the coal and nuclear industries are desperate for a ratepayer bailout: Their plants are losing billions of dollars, and without subsidies to make them competitive with renewable energy and natural gas, utilities are proposing to close 75 coal and nuclear facilities in just three short years.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has wiped much of the information that helps state and local governments fight climate change and invest in renewable energy sources from the agency’s website, according to an investigation by the Environmental Data and Governance Data Initiative.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

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

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Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to ch

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's scheme to require the use of electricity from coal and nuclear plants, even when cheaper sources are available, would drive up Americans' utility bills by billions of dollars.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s decision to scrap the Clean Power Plan is not only a complete collapse of U.S. leadership on climate change, but a direct attack on public health that will trigger tens of thousands more asthma attacks among American children, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's schedule reveals a troublingly cozy relationship with top executives and lobbyists for big coal, mining, chemical and oil companies, but scorn for public interest organizations, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Millions of Americans could see their monthly electricity bills increase under the Trump administration’s proposal to prop up the dying, dirty and dangerous coal and nuclear power industries, said EWG President Ken Cook.  

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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

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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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