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Monday, April 9, 2018
The federal government’s top ethics official is raising serious questions about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s potential violations of law. His string of scandals could topple his reign at the agency.
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Friday, March 30, 2018
According to press reports, for the first six months of 2017, Pruitt paid $50 a night to rent space in a Capitol Hill condo, paying only for the nights he actually slept there. The condo is co-owned by the wife of a top lobbyist whose clients include oil refiners and natural gas pipeline operators.
Friday, March 23, 2018
The chairman of the House oversight committee is asking the Interior Department to provide details of a federal contract for $139,000 to replace doors in Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Laboratory animals exposed to cellphone radiation developed heart and brain tumors similar to the types seen in some studies of human cellphone users, according to an Italian study published today
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
In June 2017, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his entourage took a trip to Italy, which cost taxpayers $120,000. Photo courtesy of EPA
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will hold a summit in May on the pervasive contamination of the nation’s drinking water with highly fluorinated chemicals.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
If the Supreme Court lifts the moratorium on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, the expected surge in active claims would endanger not only a cherished national landmark, but also the drinking water for 40 million Americans, according to the Environmental Working Group and Earthworks.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
If CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes the next Secretary of State, he will be the first known climate denier to serve as the nation’s chief diplomat Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com
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Friday, March 9, 2018
For its annual report, the Environmental Protection Agency has hired a right-wing digital media firm that has worked for the oil and gas industry and an anti-Muslim group.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent nearly $139,000 on three office doors last year, according to the Associated Press.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
John Konkus, a top public affairs officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, is working on the side as a media consultant. The EPA not only doesn’t have a problem with that, but won’t even say who his clients are.
Monday, March 5, 2018
American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of Happy Family Brands Shazi Visram has joined the Environmental Working Group’s board of directors.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
If you’re used to first class or a private jet, flying coach can take some getting used to
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
In Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s latest blow to children’s health, the agency is shutting down a vital office that provides funding to scientists studying the impacts of toxic chemicals on kids.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
In a major victory for public health, a judge has ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop spraying toxic pesticides – including on schools, parks and lawns and near organic farms – until the agency complies with state environmental laws.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Republican chair of the House oversight committee is demanding the travel records of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Public interest and government watchdog groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency for all its communications with the chemical industry on the fate of asbestos under the new federal chemicals law.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would mandate warnings for cosmetics marketed to children that might contain asbestos.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
A leading lobbyist for the coal and oil industries, who is a staunch climate change skeptic, is a step away from being second in command at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Data from the largest-ever study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the federal National Toxicology Program, confirms evidence that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer in humans and may harm children’s health.

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