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Friday, May 26, 2017

Here’s some news you can use as you begin your weekend.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Rural Americans were key to President Trump’s election, but the president’s proposed budget would reward their support by allowing more animal waste, toxic pesticides and fertilizer pollution in their drinking water, said EWG.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

With today’s announcement by SC Johnson that it will disclose the presence of hundreds of potential skin allergens that could be found in its products, the the family-owned company continues its role as an industry leader in the area of transparency, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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News Release
Monday, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON President Trump has proposed a budget that should be welcomed by chemical and pesticide makers and their lobbyists, though it would make ordinary Americans suffer from cuts to public health and environmental protectio

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., have two things in common.

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EnviroBlog
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was recently asked by Fox News how much it will cost to clean up the nation’s most severely polluted toxic waste sites. His answer shows that the man in charge of the federal Superfund program doesn’t know how it works – or is deliberately hiding the truth that cleanup costs fall mostly on taxpayers.

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Planet Trump
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Karen Malkin, a leading integrative health coach and lifestyle practitioner, has joined the EWG board of directors, further raising the group’s profile as the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization advancing the importance of healthy foods free from toxic chemicals.

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News Release
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Most Americans think asbestos was banned decades ago. But asbestos-caused diseases still kill up to 15,000 Americans a year.

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EnviroBlog
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act today, sending the proposal to the full Senate. The bill, dubbed the “License to Kill” bill by public health and consumer advocates, would effectively block federal agencies from ever adopting safeguards for food, the workplace and consumer goods, among many other areas, noted EWG.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

One out of every five political donations made to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc. – chair of a Senate committee expected to vote this week to effectively block new consumer protection rules – came from corporate political action committees, trade associations and individuals lobbying to gut basic protections for American consumers, an EWG analysis shows.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last week the Trump administration decided to delay a rule meant to ensure that the most dangerous pesticides are applied safely. This came just days after farmworkers were made sick from exposure to one of the pesticides in question, which was improperly sprayed on a California citrus orchard.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Seat belts. Two pilots in every cockpit. Cribs that don’t strangle infants. These federal rules, and many others, have saved a lot of lives over the years. In the process they’ve made American consumer products better and given customers more confidence in their purchases.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Farm lobbyists often complain that farmers face overregulation. In fact, farmers are largely exempt from most environmental and public health regulations, including rules designed to protect drinking water.

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AgMag
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scientific tests found abundant hog feces on homes and lawns, and in the air of private properties near big hog farms in North Carolina – proof that factory farms are exposing nearby communities to dangerous fecal bacteria, endangering the health of tens of thousands of citizens. Despite this disgusting evidence, state lawmakers are moving to strip citizens of their right to fair compensation through so-called nuisance suits against concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.

 

Photo credit Waterkeeper Alliance

 

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

WASHINGTONA bill introduced by Sens.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WASHINGTONPresident Trump will announce whether he is pulling out of the historic Paris climate change accord after returning from the G7 Summit at the end of this month. If he does, the U.S.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A high-stakes series of meetings, including one between Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and daughter of President Trump, on whether the U.S. should remain in the landmark Paris climate change agreement, were suddenly cancelled. 

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The long-held property rights of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians are at stake in the latest round of the ongoing battle between state lawmakers and Gov. Roy Cooper.

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News Release
Monday, May 8, 2017

Americans who live in highly polluted areas are likely at greater risk of developing cancers, especially breast and prostate cancers, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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