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Recent Explosion of Poultry Factory Farms in N.C. Piles Manure from 515.3M Chickens Onto Waste From 9.7M Hogs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2019  – North Carolina, a state known for the devastating environmental and public health impacts of industrial-scale hog production, now has more than twice as many poultry factory farms as swine operations, according to a new investigation from the Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance. The groups’ research found that in 2018, […]

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Sources: Trump EPA Won’t Set Drinking Water Limit for PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2019 – The Trump administration will not set legal limits for two toxic chemicals that may contaminate more than 110 million Americans’ drinking water, two sources familiar with the upcoming decision told Politico. In his confirmation hearing last month, Andrew Wheeler, acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, told the Senate Environment […]

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In Stunning Reversal, EPA Stops Plan to Let Minors Handle Dangerous Pesticides

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 11, 2019 – The Trump administration will no longer pursue plans allowing farm operators to let minors spray toxic pesticides on crops. In an undated letter, Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler informed the chair and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that his agency will […]

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Trump on Federal Climate Report: ‘I Don’t Believe It’

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2018 – President Trump doesn’t believe the alarming climate change report by more than 300 scientists in 13 agencies in his own administration. Asked Monday by reporters why the latest National Climate Assessment, which details the economic and environmental devastation expected in coming decades, was buried on Black Friday, Trump said flatly: […]

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In Rebuke of Trump Administration, Voters Deliver Strong Backing for Public Health and Environmental Protection

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2018 – The results of the mid-term elections are a repudiation of President Trump’s pro-polluter agenda that could not have come at a more critical time for the health and well-being of every American, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook. “President Trump was right,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “The election […]

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Roundup for Breakfast, Part 2: In New Tests, Weed Killer Found in All Kids’ Cereals Sampled

WASHINGTON October 24, 2018 – A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children. These test results fly in the face of claims by two companies, Quaker and General Mills, […]

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Asbestos Imports Surge as Trump White House Moves to Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 24, 2018 – Asbestos imports to the U.S. soared by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August, according to federal import data analyzed by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working Group. According to the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce, in August alone, the U.S. imported […]

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Ken Cook: Trump’s Regulatory Rollback Agenda Leaves Families and Workers Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2018 – The Trump administration’s just-released regulatory roadmap leaves no stone unturned when it comes to rolling back safeguards designed to protect children, families and workers from exposure to dangerous chemicals. President Trump is proposing an array of actions that will leave more Americans exposed to toxic chemicals such as PFAS, drinking […]

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Senate Approves Trump Climate Skeptic To Run Environmental Enforcement at Justice Dept

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2018 – A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is now the nation’s top environmental enforcement official. Today the Senate narrowly confirmed Jeffery Bossert Clark, a lawyer who defended BP after the Deepwater oil spill, to be assistant attorney general heading […]

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Dramatic Satellite Photos Reveal Impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina CAFOs

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 24, 2018 – Newly released satellite images show the devastating pollution from Hurricane Florence’s pounding of the hundreds of industrial-scale hog and poultry farms and open-air animal waste pits in North Carolina’s coastal plain. Photos from the U.S. Geological Survey starkly demonstrate the consequences of concentrating confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, […]

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EPA Watchdog Slams Agency’s Failure to Address Asbestos in U.S. Schools

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2018  –  The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to take the required and necessary steps under federal law to protect children from the dangers of asbestos exposure in the nation’s public and private schools, the agency’s internal watchdog said today. The more than year-long investigation found that EPA had largely ignored its […]

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Will Hurricane Florence Flood N.C. Factory Farms and Manure Pits?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2018 – When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina in 2016, it flooded more than 140 feces-strewn industrial-scale swine and poultry barns, more than a dozen open pits brimming with liquid hog waste and thousands of acres of manure-saturated fields. As Hurricane Florence – far bigger than Matthew – bears down on the […]

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Scott Faber: Due to His Own Trade War, Trump Gives Nearly $5 Billion in Taxpayer Money to Mega Farms

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2018 – The Trump administration released details yesterday on its emergency aid package in the form of direct payments for big farm operations, with the bulk of the taxpayer aid flowing to U.S. soybean farmers. The following statement is from EWG’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Scott Faber. Today’s announcement by USDA […]

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Analysis: In a First, Calif. Bill Would Address Salon Worker Exposures To Toxic Chemicals in Beauty Products

Aug. 17, 2018 – Hairdressers, nail technicians and other beauty salon workers face some of the greatest occupational exposures to toxic chemicals. A bill moving through the California Legislature would be the first in the nation to provide salon workers with the information about ingredients in the products they use daily. The bill, by Assembly […]

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GAO: More Than a Third of Schools Tested Have ‘Elevated Levels’ of Lead in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2018 – A troubling new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that more than a third of the nation’s schools that tested their water for lead found “elevated levels” of the neurotoxin. But despite heightened concern in recent years about lead in drinking water, more than 40 percent of schools […]

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California Lawmakers Move to Ensure Lead-Free Water in Child Care Centers

May 17, 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. More than 700,000 California children are enrolled in state-certified child care centers, which are mostly housed in privately owned buildings. Since 2017, state law has […]

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