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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

U.S. utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear power units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by the Environmental Working Group. But the Trump administration is telling other nations that coal and nuclear power can help fight climate change.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Yesterday, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced legislation that fails to protect families from dangerous chemical ingredients in personal care products.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – In a vote along party lines, President Trump’s nominee Michael Dourson was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to be the head of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency. The full Senate will likely vote on Dourson’s confirmation in the coming days.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality is his latest move to give polluters unfettered, unprecedented power inside the White House and throughout the federal government, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to stop funding federal prosecutors who hold corporations responsible for polluting communities across the country, according to a report by the New York Times’ Charlie Savage.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The reports today that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $25,000 in taxpayer’s money to install a soundproof, secure phone booth in his office is an outrage, but not the most troubling part of the news, noted EWG President Ken Cook.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

EWG: Another Sign of Trump's Contempt for Democratic Values 

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's ongoing war on freedom of information has opened on a new front: barring employees of the nation's health protection agency from answering even "the most basic of data requests" from journalists without clearance.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – By October of this year, the staff at the Environmental Protection Agency will be reduced to levels not seen since the Reagan administration, 30 years ago, according to a report by Brady Dennis with the Washington Post.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is looking into Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent trips home to Oklahoma – an investigation that could show he's neglecting his duty to protect public health even as he gives polluters free rein, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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