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Monday, July 29, 2013
A new report by the Government Accountability Office, which shows crop insurance subsidies going to deceased policyholders, underscores the need to reform the federal crop insurance program, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The federal requirement to blend corn ethanol into gasoline is polluting America’s air and water, contributing to climate change, hurting consumers and hindering the development of cleaner biofuels, Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, told a Congressional hearing today.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
A detailed executive order making water a major national priority and moving the nation to a clean energy future is being submitted today to the White House for the consideration of President Obama.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
As Americans confront Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious bug-borne diseases, Environmental Working Group’s new guide helps consumers find more effective, less toxic bug repellents.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
“House Republicans voted today for a ‘farm only’ farm bill that expands crop insurance subsidies for the most successful farm businesses and fails to renew programs that help feed the nation’s hungriest children,” Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Heather White, executive director of the Environmental Working Group, told a House hearing today that under current law chemical manufacturers can market new chemicals without giving federal regulators safety tests.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
More than 1.2 million acres of farmland in Iowa lost more precious topsoil in five days of heavy rain this spring than what is considered tolerable for an entire year, largely because of inadequate conservation practices, a new EWG analysis shows .
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It is unconscionable that House leaders have put forward a farm bill that provides unlimited subsidies to the largest and most successful farm businesses and guts programs to help the environment.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Over the last several weeks, officials of the three state agencies charged with protecting California residents from toxic chemical exposures have issued stark warnings about legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate to modernize the federal toxics management law.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Washington, D.C. --- Scott Faber, EWG’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a federal farm bill. The full House was right to reject a bloated farm bill that increases subsidies for the largest and most...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly defeated a meaningful reform amendment to the federal farm bill that would have strengthened the crop insurance program by making costly subsidies less fiscally irresponsible and more transparent, Environmental Working Group said...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Independent lab tests of a sample taken from a tar sands oil spill earlier this year in Arkansas detected several highly toxic chemicals, according to a new report by Environmental Working Group commissioned by clean energy advocate and philanthropist Tom Steyer.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
An interactive map developed by the Environmental Working Group shows where more than 630 U.S. newspapers have published editorials since 2007 demanding meaningful reform of the federal farm bill. Nearly 80 new articles have now been added to EWG's interactive map. Few issues trigger as much...
Friday, June 14, 2013
A new price guarantee program in the House farm bill could cost nearly $20 billion more than the discredited programs it is designed to replace, a new analysis shows .
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Friday, June 14, 2013
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Environmental Working Group, the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, has established its own “genius” award to honor Chris Campbell, EWG Vice President of Technology, for his two decades of contributions to the public good.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has warned Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, that the Chemical Safety Improvement Act introduced in the Senate May 22 would undermine a California law aimed at protecting the public from toxic chemicals in consumer products.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Dozens of public interest organizations and legal scholars today sent letters to Congressional leaders expressing their unified opposition to the industry-backed Chemical Safety Improvement Act introduced last month by a bipartisan group of senators.
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 considered today by the U.S. Senate includes some important and historic reforms that will improve federal food and farm policy, but it lacks other common-sense measures that would have better protected taxpayers, improved...
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The Senate missed an opportunity today to make real reforms to the federal crop insurance program when it voted to end debate on the farm bill and move the legislation to final passage next week, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement. Scott Faber, EWG’s Senior Vice...
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
A bipartisan measure introduced by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., would restore the agreement between farmers and taxpayers that has protected soil, water and wetlands and grasslands since 1985, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
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