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Friday, April 7, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Legislation introduced today would make California the first state to ban perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, from fast food wrappers and takeout containers.
 

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News Release
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

President Trump's plan to cut funding that helps states protect children from lead poisoning would save less money than the cost of his trips to Florida. It’s a callous proposal that again shows the administration's disregard for children's health, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lead, PFCs, hexavalent chromium, fertilizer and pesticides are just a few of the dangerous contaminants found in U.S. drinking water. According to a new nationwide survey, Americans’ concerns about water quality is high – and growing.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a confirmation hearing for Scott Gottlieb, a doctor who is President Trump’s nominee to run the Food and Drug Administration. Here are eight questions committee members should ask Gottlieb:

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Planet Trump
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Monday, April 3, 2017

TCP is just one example of the widespread contamination of drinking water from agriculture chemicals.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, March 31, 2017

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

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EnviroBlog
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m., the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee will consider the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB-258).
 

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News Release
Monday, March 27, 2017

President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan is not just a foolish failure of leadership on climate change, but another attack on public health that will trigger more asthma attacks among American children and cause more adults to die before their time, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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EnviroBlog
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Below is the text of a letter from EWG and other environmental health non-governmental organizations to members of the Senate committees on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in opposition of H.R. 5, the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Here are 10 questions committee members should ask.
 

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Planet Trump
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on that development, along with other worrisome environmental and public health actions taken by the Trump administration.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

President Trump's plan to slash the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by almost a third will cripple an already underfunded agency, endangering public health and the quality of Americans' drinking water and air, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In his most recent op-ed in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof examined an alarming rise in sperm or semen abnormalities – including misshapen sperm, lower sperm counts and poor swimming capacity.

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Friday, March 10, 2017

In another tumultuous week for the Trump White House, alleged corruption, regulatory rollbacks and head-scratching statements reigned supreme.

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Planet Trump
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Scott Pruitt's downplaying of carbon dioxide as the driver of global warming is an ominous first signal of how the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator will address climate change, EWG President Ken Cook said.   

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Monday, March 6, 2017

Much of the damage to public health and the environment that the Trump administration is putting forward – such as cutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, or gutting clean air and water rules – is terrible, but can be reversed when a new president takes office.

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