Sign up to receive email updates, action alerts, health tips, promotions to support our work and more from EWG. You can opt-out at any time. [Privacy]

 

Conservation

Farms and ranches cover more than half of all land in the United States. EWG works to keep the land productive and to protect soil, water and wildlife.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Policy needs to change at the federal and state levels. For decades, federal transportation dollars have gone overwhelmingly to road projects. State transportation spending has also favored roads over transit. "We built the national highway system in the 1950s to protect us from Cold War threats," said Wiles. "But the world has changed and the threats to our security have changed. We need to change our transportation system to reflect 21st century security needs."

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Monday, August 1, 2005

The New York Times maps out that tiny fraction of U.S. lands still unscathed by mining, farming, logging and other human endeavors. We better enjoy it while we can -- trends suggest these pristine lands are about to go the way of the dinosaur.

Read More
Key Issues:
EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Wednesday, June 15, 2005

As the Senate considers the energy bill, the major issue is energy independence. Industry and administration sources have long argued that the key to breaking our addiction to foreign oil and gas is opening our public lands to more drilling. "We've taken large chunks of the country and put it off limits to any kind of exploration or development," Vice President Cheney told a town meeting in Arkansas last year. "Large parts of the Rocky Mountain West are off limits."

Read More
EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Wednesday, May 4, 2005

In his April 22 broadcast, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh claimed that the federal government spends as much on environmental protections as it does on defense and homeland security. Said Limbaugh: “We’re spending as much on environmental protections as we are on defense and homeland security. And, yet when there’s a crisis of deficits, do you ever hear anybody say, ‘We need to reduce our expenditures on the environment?’ No, they always focus on the military.”

Read More
Key Issues:
EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

A new investigation of spending patterns by state departments of transportation finds that commuters' federal gas taxes are being diverted to far-flung rural and exurban areas within their states, rather than relieving taxpayers' commutes through expanded commuter mass transit options.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Sunday, May 19, 2002

Residents of predominantly non-Anglo or poorer neighborhoods in California are much more likely to breathe harmful levels of airborne soot and dust than residents of more affluent or white neighborhoods, according to state and federal data analyzed by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Thursday, May 16, 2002

Pollution from airborne soot and dust causes or contributes to the deaths of more Californians than traffic accidents, homicide and AIDS combined, according to a new report released today by Environmental Working Group.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Wednesday, October 18, 2000

 A new computer investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), using data generated by Texas and other state governments, shows Texas Gov. George Bush has the worst anti-smog record in the country.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Wednesday, March 1, 2000

View and Download our full report here: A Few Bad Apples

Read More
Reports & Consumer Guides
Thursday, November 18, 1999

Californians are unknowingly spreading fertilizers made from toxic waste to farm fields and home gardens, according to state and independent tests. Even though these products may exceed state standards defining hazardous waste, the State of California is proposing new rules that would legalize the practice of "recycling" toxic waste.

Read More
News Release
Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Group Touts Federal Action Against Dirty, Coal-Burning Plants

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Wednesday, July 1, 1998

View and Download the report here: English Patient

Read More
Reports & Consumer Guides
Saturday, February 1, 1997

The Clinton Administration's new clean air proposal is an important move forward, but must be strengthened substantially to save the lives of some 40,000 Americans who will continue die prematurely each year even after the new standard is in place, according to a series of reports released today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington DC based nonprofit research organization.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Monday, July 1, 1996

On June 17, the Corps formally proposed to extend some wetlands permits for 5 years, and to add several new permits with the potential for significant environmental damage. One of the new permits would automatically approve many sand and gravel mining operations in wetlands, streams and lakes--operations that can harm water quality and damage fish and wildlife habitat.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release

Pages

Subscribe to Conservation