Environmental Working Group

Thanks to Scott Pruitt, 30 Million Pounds of Brain-Damaging Pesticide Will Be Sprayed on Crops in Next 5 Years

One year ago today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt sided with the pesticide lobby over EPA scientists in an eleventh-hour decision to abort the agency's proposal to ban chlorpyrifos from use on food crops. Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide that can harm children's brains and nervous systems at small doses.

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EPA Hires Right-Wing Media Firm Linked to Oil Industry, Anti-Muslim Group

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.

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Is Living Large - on American Taxpayers' Dime

In his first year as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has spent almost a quarter of a million dollars on first-class seats, military and charter jets, a private phone booth and other luxuries.

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Are You Drinking Radioactive Water? Use This Interactive Map to Find Out

Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans contains radioactive elements at levels that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG analysis of 2010 to 2015 test results from public water systems nationwide.  

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Nearly 2 Million Americans Exposed to Potentially Toxic Level of Lead in Tap Water

Tests by drinking water utilities serving 1.8 million Americans in 45 states detected lead above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, according to EWG’s analysis of the latest available federal data.

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Top Coal Lobbyist and Climate Skeptic Poised to Become No. 2 at EPA

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.

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There's Been a Dramatic Rise in Flame Retardants Found in the Bodies of American Adults and Kids

For decades, Americans have been needlessly exposed to chemical flame retardants – which have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other health effects – all because of a well intentioned but ultimately misguided California regulation from 1975.

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10 Hazardous Chemicals We're Exposed to Daily That the EPA Must Review Right Now

The nation’s new chemical safety law promises to give the EPA expanded authority to regulate hazardous chemicals in consumer products. But of the tens of thousands of chemicals on the market, most of which were never tested for safety, which should the EPA tackle first?

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Drinking Water for More Than 5 Million People Tainted by Unsafe Levels of PFCs

Drinking water supplies serving more than 5.2 million Americans may be contaminated with two perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, at levels higher than the Environmental Protection Agency now deems safe, according to an EWG analysis of EPA test data.

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Here's What You Need to Know About the First Major Overhaul of America's 40-Year-Old Chemical Safety Law

For months we've watched to see if the chemical safety bills moving through Congress would be better than current law. It’s a low bar, because the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, or TSCA, is widely considered the least effective environmental law on the books.

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