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Saturday, August 30, 2008
Bowing to a deceptive, no-holds-barred campaign by the chemical industry, the California State Assembly has failed to approve a bill that would have made the state the first in the nation to remove the toxic endocrine disruptor BPA from baby bottles and children’s drinking cups.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
In a stunning comeback for a bill that was on life support a week ago, the California State Assembly has approved first-in-the-nation legislation to ban from food wrappers and packaging a toxic Teflon chemical linked to a multiple health risks, including cancer.
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Friday, August 15, 2008
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Senior Analyst Renee Sharp issued the following statement in reaction to today’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claiming exposure to BPA from consumer products is safe for humans.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) has introduced the Sunscreen Labeling Protection Act of 2008.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Congress has reached agreement on groundbreaking legislation to ban a family of toxic chemicals known as phthalates in toys and other children’s products.
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Friday, July 25, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will not establish safety standards for 11 contaminants in drinking water.
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that carbofuran, already registered as a restricted use pesticide, poses dietary, worker and ecological risks.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Environmental Working Group joins other food, poverty and hunger groups calling for an increase in food stamp benefits.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
It’s a toxic pesticide that may be in your child’s toothpaste and toys, in your bed, kitchen counters and clothing. It’s supposed to kill germs, but is really no better than soap and water, and could harm your baby’s health.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Bush administration has allowed more oil and gas drilling on Western public lands than any administration in at least 25 years, yet prices for gasoline and natural gas have soared and dependence on foreign energy sources continues to climb, according to federal and industry data analyzed by Environmental Working Group (EWG) .
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Almost a year after consumer concerns pushed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promise tougher sunscreen standards, an investigation of nearly 1,000 brand-name sunscreen products finds that most still fail to adequately protect consumers or contain chemicals that may pose health hazards.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A House committee today exercised rarely used emergency powers to protect the Grand Canyon from a surge in uranium mining claims near the canyon rim.
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Friday, June 20, 2008
In response to the threat that surging mining claims along the Colorado pose to drinking water in Las Vegas, the General Manager for the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), Patricia Mulroy, sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne requesting that “Interior carefully evaluate the implications for water quality in the Colorado River before authorizing [hardrock] mining operations within its watershed.”
Thursday, June 19, 2008
EWG issued a statement today at a public meeting held by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), calling on the government to include public health, consumer, and environmental organizations in upcoming industry-regulator meetings.
Monday, June 16, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today an action plan that will do little to slow the growth of the oxygen-starved ocean ‘Dead Zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico, says three members of the Mississippi River Water Quality Collaborative. Recent studies place the size of this year’s Dead Zone at a record setting – 22,000 square kilometers (10,000 square miles) – an area roughly equivalent to the size of Massachusetts.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
As Colorado holds hearings on how to protect the state and its residents from the environmental impacts of oil and gas drilling, the Bush Administration announced it will open up the entire top of the pristine Roan Plateau to drilling.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Legislation introduced today will protect all formula-fed babies from being exposed to high levels of BPA by removing the toxic chemical from all food containers, including those for infant formula.
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Monday, June 9, 2008
DuPont and other chemical companies have promised to phase out a cancer-causing chemical found in grease-resistant coatings for food packaging. But the new, supposedly green chemicals the industry is pushing as a replacement may be no safer.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
Craig Cox, one of the country’s preeminent authorities on the environmental impacts of modern agriculture, has been named Midwest Vice President of Environmental Working Group (EWG) and will establish a new regional office for the organization in Ames, Iowa later this year.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Amid rising concern over toxic chemicals in consumer products and the bodies of Americans, three members of Congress today introduced legislation to make sure chemicals are safe before they are allowed on the market.

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