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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Yesterday, a panel of federal regulators unanimously rejected President Trump’s order for an emergency bailout of financially failing coal and nuclear power plants. The bailout would have increased not only utility bills, but also premature deaths from air pollution. 

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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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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

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

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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.”

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.

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.

Friday, June 1, 2018

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

The coal and nuclear industries criticize subsidies for solar and wind power based on their belief that the subsidies distort the market.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

News Roundup (5/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Today is the first day of an Environmental Protection Agency summit on perfluorinated substances, or PFAS. The group of chemicals is linked to a host of health issues, including cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and other health issues.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Children are exposed to brominated and organophosphate flame retardants from nap mats at child care centers, but switching to mats without the chemicals reduces kids’ exposures, according to a new study from scientists at Indiana University and Toxic-Free Future, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle.

Friday, May 18, 2018

News Roundup (5/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

More than 60 nations have banned all uses of asbestos. Shockingly, the U.S. isn’t one of them. The nation’s new toxics law gives the Environmental Protection Agency the power to completely ban the notorious killer, but the chemical industry is pushing for continued exemptions for some uses.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

California lawmakers are moving toward ensuring that lead-free drinking water is required in all child care centers, catching up with Oregon, Washington and four other states.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Trump administration is not only trying to revive the dying coal industry, but is working to slow the rapid growth of solar power. But at the state and local levels, governments and citizens continue to invest in a future where all Americans share the economic and environmental benefits of solar power.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

News Roundup (5/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Defense Department has for the first time disclosed the locations of military installations where tap water or groundwater on or off base is contaminated with highly toxic fluorinated chemicals.

Friday, May 4, 2018

News Roundup (5/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

While the Trump administration is promoting coal, a dirty and dangerous fossil fuel headed for the scrap heap of history, a growing number of communities and companies across the nation are embracing a future powered by clean, safe, renewable energy.

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