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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Chemical Safety Improvement Act proposed in the Senate “fails to protect public health and the environment and allows chemical companies to keep conducting business as usual, which is the reason all Americans, including babies in the womb , are polluted with hundreds of toxic chemicals,” said Jason Rano, Environmental Working Group’s Director of Government Affairs.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower the amount of corn ethanol blended in gasoline in 2014 acknowledges that the Renewable Fuel Standard program is broken.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
In recent years, a series of studies have shown that a consumer’s choice of wireless carrier may be more important than the cell phone itself in determining how much radiation will reach the user, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Environmental Working Group .
Thursday, November 7, 2013
At least 50 billionaires or farm businesses in which they had a financial interest benefited from $11.3 million in traditional farm subsidies between 1995 and 2012, according to a new analysis released today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Congress, meanwhile, has proposed changes to the federal farm bill that could well increase their haul of taxpayer dollars.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Michael Cervino, a veteran leader in digital analysis and strategic planning, has joined the Environmental Working Group as its Chief Technology Officer. “This hire is part of EWG's broader commitment to ‘go to the next level’ in how we use big data, scientific analysis and online and mobile tools to move policy, consumers and markets,” EWG Executive Director Heather White said.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Hundreds of millions of conservation dollars in the federal farm bill should be used far more effectively to address widespread water pollution problems in California, according to a new analysis released today by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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Monday, October 28, 2013
EWG and the Keep A Breast Foundation today released a guide to educate consumers about some of the most problematic hormone-altering chemicals that people are routinely exposed to. EWG parntered with KAB to develop the Dirty Dozen list of endocrine disruptors to highlight the prevalence of these toxic chemicals, how they affect our health and simple ways to avoid them.
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) sent a letter to members of the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee today demanding a farm bill that reforms crop insurance and strengthens environmental protections.
Friday, October 25, 2013
A petition carrying more than 125,000 signatures was sent to major food and chemical companies demanding they stay out of the corporate campaigns opposing voter initiatives to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Washington state and around the country, Environmental Working Group and the Just Label It campaign said today.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The Grocery Manufacturers Association did the right thing in deciding to disclose which of its member companies are financing the campaign against the genetically engineered (GE) labeling ballot initiative (I-522) in Washington state, Environmental Working Group said today.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook today called on the Grocery Manufacturers Association to fully disclose which member companies contributed money to the secretive and potentially illegal contribution scheme under Washington State’s campaign finance laws.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the following statement in response to the sense of the House resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representative to instruct the farm bill conference committee to accept a Senate provision that would reduce crop insurance premium subsidies to farm operators annually earning more than $750,000 in adjusted gross income.
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Friday, October 11, 2013
The State of California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, could leave roughly 24 million residents, or more than 60 percent of the state’s population, unprotected from the known carcinogen, according to a review of the proposal by Environmental Working Group, Clean Water Action, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Public Environmental Oversight and Integrated Resource Management.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Companies that donated funds to oppose ballot initiatives to require the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are facing new pressure from shareholders to stay out of future elections.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
A proposed supplemental crop insurance program included in the pending farm bills in both the House and Senate would have boosted windfall profits for farm businesses and increased federally subsidized insurance payouts by $6.8 billion in 2012, according to a new report released today by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Environmental Working Group (EWG) today called out the big food lobbying group, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), for dropping an additional $5 million into a campaign to defeat a popular Washington state referendum initiative to label genetically engineered food. Recent polling shows the measure is supported by the majority of people in the state, who want the same right to know that exists in over 60 countries around the world.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) helped to protect the safety of food today by stripping a controversial rider that would have given Monsanto and other agrichemical companies a backdoor approval for genetically engineered (GE) crops, Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives failed to do the right thing today by passing a bill that will deny food assistance to 6 million Americans, Environmental Working Group (EWG) said in a statement.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
In its first comprehensive report on antibiotic resistance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges what many public health officials have known for years: there is a critical link between antibiotic use in agriculture and antibiotic-resistant infections in humans, Environmental Working Group’s Executive Director Heather White said in a statement.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Today’s announcement by mega-retailer Walmart that it will require suppliers to limit or eliminate some chemicals from products it sells shows that consumer awareness of toxic exposure risks is driving changes in the market even in the face of government inaction and delay, according to Environmental Working Group.