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Friday, June 22, 2018

News Roundup (6/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law a significant overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, the nation’s primary chemical safety law. It was the first update to the law, which was widely considered to be the least effective environmental law on the books, in 40 years.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A government report released today – which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense and the White House for fear it would cause a “public relations nightmare” – recommends a much lower safe level for toxic fluorinated, or PFAS, chemicals than the EPA’s non-enforceable health advisory level.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

According to press reports, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will appear before the full Senate Environment and Public Works Committee sometime in August to answer questions about the multiple federal investigations and other scandals he faces.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An estimated half to three-fourths of lower-income young children in California don’t get the lead poisoning tests required by state and federal law. In response, state lawmakers are taking steps to strengthen the state’s childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

News Roundup (6/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a key spending bill today that includes report language requiring the Trump administration to release a key chemical contamination study it buried.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

EWG submits comments on the peer review of the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Under fire from revelations about his conflicts of interest and abuses of office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reportedly instructed his staff to go slow on complying with Freedom of Information Act requests. Given the myriad scandals that have come to light about Pruitt, it’s scary to think what else he may be trying to hide, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

News Roundup (6/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

In his continuing crusade to prop up dying industries, President Trump wants to make Americans pay for expensive electricity from dirty, dangerous coal and nuclear power plants – even if cheaper, cleaner and safer sources are available.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

An outbreak of poisonous algae has forced officials in Salem, Ore., to warn citizens that infants, children and vulnerable adults should not drink the city’s tap water.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Attached is a letter submitted by more than 50 public interest organizations calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to release a recent toxicological profile by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that assesses the

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

A wide-ranging coalition of public interest groups is calling for the immediate release of a suppressed federal study that says perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water are hazardous at much lower levels than the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines state.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

After intense lobbying by the chemical industry, last week the Environmental Protection Agency signaled plans to delay or scrap proposed bans on some uses of the drinking water contaminant made notorious by the book and film “A Civil Action.”

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Mixtures of chemicals commonly found in consumer products are more likely to increase breast cancer risk than the same chemicals individually, according to a new analysis. But safety tests by government regulators don’t routinely evaluate the combined effects of multiple chemical exposures.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

EWG News Roundup (6/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released documents indicating it will dramatically scale back its safety evaluations for 10 chemicals under the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt spent $1,560 in taxpayer money on 12 custom fountain pens emblazoned with his signature and the agency’s seal, according to internal emails obtained by the Sierra Club through a public records request.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The rate of premature births to California mothers living near coal and oil power plants dropped significantly after the plants were shut down, researchers from the University of California and Johns Hopkins University reported in a recent study.

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