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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This month’s election is being called a referendum on taxpayer-funded bailouts and wasteful federal spending, but Congress may not have gotten the message. It’s poised to approve billions in additional federal subsidies to the corn ethanol industry in the lame duck session that began this week.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Just two years ago, Democratic political strategists defended passage of a status-quo farm subsidy bill by claiming it was essential to the survival of freshmen members from farm districts and to the party’s continued control of the House.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A new Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis has found that a federal Bureau of Reclamation proposal to continue farming on a vast swath of selenium-tainted acreage in the Central Valley’s giant Westlands Water District would cause a taxpayer boondoggle.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Environmental Working Group (EWG) asked a prestigious expert advisory panel to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue long-awaited regulations for sunscreen products.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
OAKLAND, Calif. – More than 50 organizations concerned about the risks of pesticides to human health and the environment have joined forces to fight California officials’ award of a $180,000 taxpayer-funded grant to a chemical agribusiness public relations campaign.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Washington, D.C. – With fall here, millions of Americans are outside at football and soccer games, cross-country meets, school fairs, picking apples and raking leaves.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Washington, D.C. -- Among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Heinz Family Philanthropies Global Change Awards are three preeminent scientists working to advance our understanding of the impacts that chemical exposures have on human health and the environment.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $180,000 in federal funds to finance an agribusiness-chemical industry plan to combat its critics – Environmental Working Group and other health, consumer and organic farming advocates who have campaigned against overuse of pesticides on food crops.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Washington, D.C – Environmental Working Group (EWG) has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing its proposal to approve a Swiss nanosilver textile coating for sale in the U.S.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, -- Environmental Working Group (EWG) filed a FOIA with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to shed light on whether the trade association for the wireless industry is working with the FCC to challenge San Francisco’s Cell Phone Right-To-Know Ordinance, the first law passed by a U.S. jurisdiction to require retailers to display radiation values for individual wireless devices at the point of sale.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Children and teens exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the chemical used to make many non-stick and stain-proof coatings, have elevated cholesterol levels, reports a landmark study by West Virginia University researchers.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Oakland, Ca – In a victory for the chemical industry and a great loss for the health of California’s children, the California State Legislature on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have eliminated the plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen, from baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula cans sold in California.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Large agriculture interests across Louisiana are projected to receive more than $98 million in taxpayer dollars under a controversial disaster aid program conceived by Senate Agriculture Committee chair Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and embraced by the White House.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Large agriculture interests across Arkansas are projected to receive more than $210 million in taxpayer dollars under a controversial disaster aid program conceived by Senate Agriculture Committee chair Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and embraced by the White House.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, --Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook today wrote to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) challenging the rationale for the White House's promise to fund an agriculture disaster aid package sought by embattled Sen. Blanche Lincoln, chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Washington, DC – Environmental Working Group's review of a commentary on the safety of retinyl palmitate in sunscreens, published August 6 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, has found numerous flaws and misleading arguments along with undisclosed industry affiliations by two of the three authors.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
WASHINGTON – August 5, 2010. More than 25 conservation and community organizations from across the United States asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a congressional committee to investigate whether natural gas and oil companies broke the law by injecting diesel fuel underground in a controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Washington, D.C. –Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook testified today that reform legislation now before Congress “is essential to fixing our broken toxic chemicals policy.”
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Sophisticated tests on paper used to print cash register receipts at 10 suburban Boston-area stores found measurable levels of the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A in all but two of them, according to a new study by John C. Warner , acclaimed as the co-founder of “green chemistry.”
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC – Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) have found high levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) on 40 percent of receipts sampled from major U.S. businesses and services, including outlets of McDonald's, CVS, KFC, Whole...
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