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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Testimony of Kenneth Cook on S. 697 before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

 

Testimony of Kenneth Cook

President

Environmental Working Group

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many Americans probably believe asbestos was banned years ago, consigned to the trash bin of history, never to be seen again. Not so. This notorious human carcinogen is still legal for use in the U.S.
 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A growing chorus is speaking out against legislation to update federal chemical safety law that was introduced last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La.  The industry-backed bill would retain the existing weak safety standard for toxic chemicals and limit the ability of states to enact and enforce their own rules to protect public health.
 

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Monday, March 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – A group of top legal scholars, law professors and public interest lawyers with years of collective experience in public health law, including state and federal toxics policy, today took issue with the industry-backed legislation filed last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M, and David Vitter, R-La., to update the federal chemicals safety law.
 

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News Release
Thursday, March 12, 2015

States are leading the way when it comes to protecting people from dangerous chemicals.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Legislation introduced today by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., to fix the nation’s badly broken and outdated chemical safety law would be a major step in ensuring that Americans, especially children, are protected from toxic substances, Environmental Working Group said.
 

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News Release
Thursday, March 12, 2015

The two chemical safety “reform” bills introduced this week provide a clear choice for members of Congress.
 

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EnviroBlog
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Americans expect the chemicals used in everyday products to be safe. But a chemical industry-supported bill introduced today by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La., falls far short of what’s needed to protect us from toxic and poorly regulated chemicals.
 

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News Release
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Consumers rightly expect that the chemicals used in everyday products are safe.
 

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Monday, March 9, 2015

States are leading the way when it comes to protecting people from dangerous chemicals. And it’s a good thing, because the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, on the books since President Ford signed it into law, is broken.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Monday, March 9, 2015

Chemicals used in everyday products should be safe – right? States should have a role in regulating potentially toxic chemicals – right?

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Updated data from the Center for Responsive Politics and lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress show that the American Chemistry Council, along with chemical giants Dow, Dupont, BASF, 3M, Honeywell and Koch Industries, spent $69 million in 2014 to lobby legislators – up from $62.9 million in 2013 and $58.5 million in 2012.
 

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A groundbreaking study released today (March 5) concludes that endocrine-disrupting chemicals add at least $209 billion a year to the European Union’s health costs for diseases and disabilities associated with these chemicals.

 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL bill shows he stands for national policies that invest in clean renewable energy and that he understands the destructive impact this project would have on America’s environment and energy future.

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News Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sacramento, Calif. – The Environmental Working Group and the Breast Cancer Fund congratulate Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) for introducing much-needed legislation that would require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products commonly used by consumers and workers.

 

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News Release
Thursday, February 19, 2015

EWG Executive Director Heather White said today that Monday’s West Virginia oil spill and explosion shows that it’s absolutely critical for the U.S. to reduce its dependence on oil and base our future economy on clean energy.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

When I heard earlier this week that a train carrying crude oil had derailed and exploded in flames near the West Virginia town of Mount Carbon, I had a sickening feeling of déjà vu.
 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nestlé USA’s announcement that it will remove artificial colors from its candy products shows that the chocolate maker is listening to consumers who don’t want these additives in their food, Environmental Working Group said today.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In between blizzards, you may be thinking of installing insulation to save money and energy.
 

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