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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Environmental Working Group held a media briefing with Dr. Bruce Babock of Iowa State University to discuss the 2012 drought and its implication for the federal crop insurance program.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that furnishes health care benefits to veterans and their families made ill from polluted drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Less than a year after the state of California banned baby bottles and sippy cups made with the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A, BPA, the federal government has followed suit.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Environmental Working Group joined anti-hunger, public health, labor, and animal welfare groups at the National Press Club to voice deep concerns with the recently passed House Agriculture Committee 2012 farm bill.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The farm bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee last night is quite simply the worst piece of food and farm legislation in recent memory. With the U.S government in a deep fiscal crisis, the committee’s farm bill increases unlimited subsidies for the largest and most profitable farm businesses.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A new report shows that Congress could save taxpayers at least $42 billion over 10 years, provide farmers with a more fiscally and environmentally responsible safety net and avoid deep cuts to vital nutrition and conservation programs by scaling crop insurance subsidies back to more reasonable levels.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Environmental Working Group’s vice president of government affairs Scott Faber released the following statement on the House agriculture committee leadership’s 2012 farm bill proposal.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Environmental Working Group’s latest update of the EWG farm subsidy database shows that 23 members of Congress, or their family members, benefitted from $6,140,634 in taxpayer-funded farm subsidy payments between 1995 and 2011.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
New York regulators granted natural gas industry representatives exclusive access to shale gas drilling regulations as early as six weeks before they were made public, according to documents obtained by Environmental Working Group through requests filed under the New York state Freedom of Information Law.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Fed up with the undue influence of the energy companies, utilities, lobbyists and other interests that are making it impossible for Washington to move forward decisively in achieving America’s clean energy future, 36 citizen organizations with more than 1.1 million combined members are joining forces to advance a nine-point “American Clean Energy Agenda” and to push for a serious renewable energy agenda no matter who is the next President or which party controls Congress.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Significant scientific gaps in a New York state regulatory plan would make drilling for shale gas a multi-billion-dollar gamble, according to a joint report by two watchdog organizations .
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
The farm bill reflects a rare opportunity to renew our farm and food policies to do more to support family farmers, protect the environment, encourage healthier diets, and support working families. The bill passed today by the Senate builds upon past efforts to support healthy diets and expands links between consumers and farmers. It also includes important reforms to crop insurance subsidies.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Environmental Working Group released this statement on the passage of the Coburn-Durbin amendment to reduce premium subsidies by 15 percent for farm businesses with adjusted gross incomes of more than $750,000.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Environmental Working Group issued the following statement on the passage of Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ R-Ga., amendment to relink conservation compliance to crop insurance premium subsidies.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Environmental Working Group issued the following statement on the Senate’s failure to pass Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s, D-N.Y., amendment:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
EWG has released the eighth edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ with updated information on 45 popular fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its new Dirty Dozen Plus™ list and the cleanest conventional produce with its list of the Clean Fifteen™.
Monday, June 18, 2012
California Governor Jerry Brown took a stand for public health today by directing state agencies to revise outdated and unsupportable flammability standards.
Friday, June 15, 2012
After years of neglecting to update its scientific statements on cell phone radiation, the Federal Communications Commission, in an about-face, launched a review of its safety standards.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
National leaders in food and farm policy have taken steps to form a new nonprofit organization that for the first time will hold lawmakers in Congress accountable for their votes on a broad range of issues, including food safety, farm subsidies, nutrition assistance, farm animal welfare, fisheries management, organic and local food, farm and food worker justice, and the impacts of food and farm policies on the environment.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The federal Food and Drug Administration has informed Rep. Edward M. Markey (D-MA) that it is beginning a process that could end the use of the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in infant formula packaging.

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