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Attached is a letter by EWG to the Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor North America on their recently announced partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency.Read More
The Environmental Working Group is urging Toyota to reject a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, because EPA chief Scott Pruitt's plan to "evaluate management practices" is cover for his real agenda of destroying the agency's ability to do its job.Read More
The Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency announced an investigation into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s use of nearly $25,000 in taxpayer dollars to purchase a customized secure private phone booth.Read More
At long last, the veil of secrecy over chemicals in cleaning products is lifting.Read More
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt couldn’t say how much of his work to safeguard public health and natural resources he conducts from his new $25,000 secure phone booth.Read More
EWG's News Roundup (12/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.Read More
The CEO of one of the nation's largest coal companies claimed last month he had nothing to do with the Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers pay above-market rates for electricity from failing coal-fired power plants.
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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said today his “red team-blue team” debate, pitting climate change deniers against scientists who accept the facts about global warming, could be convened early next year.Read More
The Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers subsidize dirty, dangerous and aging coal and nuclear power plants would result in 27,000 premature deaths and a net cost of $263 billion by 2045, according to projections by independent researchers.Read More
EWG’s News Roundup (12/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.Read More
Nonpartisan watchdog American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group today announced a joint investigation to determine if controversial toxicologist Michael Dourson has violated ethics rules in his work as a top advisor to Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.Read More
It’s not just a poor diet and lack of exercise that can make kids overweight.Read More
The phaseout of a hazardous chemical formerly used to make Teflon has likely prevented thousands of low-weight births in the U.S. each year, saving billions of dollars in health care costs, says a new study from researchers at New York University.Read More
WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nominee to chair the Council on Environmental Quality was approved today in a party-line vote by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.Read More
In 2006, I sent samples of my breast milk and my infant son’s urine to researchers investigating a rocket fuel chemical that can permanently harm the developing brains of fetuses and young children.Read More
EWG’s public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Drinking Water urge it to protect American children from perchlorate exposure by establishing a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for perchlorate based on the agency’s drRead More
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.Read More
The World Health Organization issued new guidelines strongly urging farmers to stop the routine use of antibiotics in animals that aren’t sick. WHO, an arm of the United Nations, is concerned that this overuse is creating “superbugs” – deadly bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to treat human infections.
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.Read More
North Carolina’s two Republican senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, will not support President Trump’s nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a report in the Wilmington Star News.Read More