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Friday, December 19, 2014
The White House today caved to industry pressure and backpedaled on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 proposal to regulate coal ash – the toxic material that piles up in enormous quantities next to coal-burning power plants – as hazardous waste.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
The announcement by global cosmetics giant Revlon that it is removing some long-chain parabens and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals from its products is a step in the right direction, EWG Executive Director Heather White said today.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The decision by the top health official in the Cuomo administration to ban high-volume hydraulic fracking for shale gas in the New York state is a huge win for New Yorkers, the environment and public health, EWG said today.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG, urged a congressional panel to oppose legislation that would deny consumers information about what’s in their food and how it was grown.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
More than 700 chefs – including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, Art Smith and Sam Talbot – are urging members of Congress to support legislation to mandate labeling of genetically modified foods and to oppose efforts to block state GMO labeling laws.
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Friday, November 21, 2014
The Obama administration today delayed its decision to finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard until next year.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The oil and gas industry insists that hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells does not threaten America’s water supplies. But a new report by Environmental Working Group finds that hundreds of “monster wells” across the country were fracked with 10 to 25 million gallons of water each – and many that used the most water were in drought-stricken areas.
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Friday, November 14, 2014
EWG applauds Congress for passing a bill that will give Americans better protection from the sun’s harmful UV radiation and greater access to safe and effective sunscreens.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Environmental Working Group today published a new Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives designed to help people figure out which additives to avoid and why.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Ken Cook, the president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, says that EWG’s commitment to protecting public health and the environment from toxic pollution will not waver, “no matter who is in charge or what happens in Washington.”
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Environmental Working Group, one of the nation’s leading environmental health advocacy and research organizations, is joining forces with renowned educational nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World to form a single organization devoted to protecting children and the environment from toxic pollution, the boards of directors of the two groups announced today.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Today, Environmental Working Group released Food Scores : Rate Your Plate , an easy-to-use food database and mobile app that will house ratings and a vast array of other information for more than 80,000 foods from about 1,500 brands in a simple, searchable, online format.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Environmental Working Group is “deeply disappointed” that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to approve a toxic weed killer known as Enlist Duo, despite overwhelming opposition from the scientific and public health community, EWG said in a statement today.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
EWG commends Whole Foods Market for launching a new program that will raise the bar for retailing responsibly grown produce and improve the health, safety and environmental impact of the fruits and vegetables the company sells.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Frac sand mining - the extraction of the fine-particle sand needed for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") of wells -- is expanding rapidly in the United States and poses a little-understood threat to human health, the environment, and local economies, according to a major report issued today by the Civil Society Institute's Boston Action Research (BAR) and released in cooperation with Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA).
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
EWG applauds Senator Boxer’s leadership in fighting for reform of our broken toxics laws and protecting public health.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to approve new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds "brings us one step closer to widespread use of a new toxic weed killer that would threaten children’s health and the environment," EWG said in a statement.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Environmental Working Group published a new shopping tool and seafood calculator today to help people buy seafood lower in mercury, higher in omega-3 fatty acids and sustainably produced.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Clorox Company’s decision to disclose fragrance allergens in its household cleaning products is an important step in increasing transparency and improving awareness around the potentially harmful ingredients that go into cleaning products.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today approved a bill that could bring new and effective sunscreen ingredients to the U.S. market and help reduce the rate of skin cancer.