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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Citing a lack of transparency and public involvement in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, EWG and 11 other organizations sent a letter to Michael Froman, the United States Trade Representative, this week asking for the public release of the current draft text of the agreement. (Download PDF)

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

Testimony of Scott Faber

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs

Environmental Working Group

Before the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Domestic Renewable Fuels

December 11, 2013

Key Issues: 
Friday, October 11, 2013

In 2013, California proposed a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 micrograms per liter (μg/L) for hexavalent chromium. EWG, in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action and others, submitted comments to the California Department of Public Health strongly opposing the proposed standard and urging the Department to move to a health protective standard.

Key Issues: 
Friday, September 27, 2013

EWG President Ken Cook urges company CEO to press ahead with other efforts to improve the sustainability of its restaurants' practices.
 

Key Issues: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Citing the soaring number of wireless devices in the hands of children,
long-standing flaws in federal cell phone radiation standards and new
science raising questions about cell phone safety, 12 public health and
consumer groups are calling on the government to revamp the standards to
better protect both young people and adults.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Environmental Working Group is urging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to strengthen its proposed regulation on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for gas or oil on federal lands. In formal comments submitted this week (Aug. 22), EWG warned federal regulators that the proposed rule has many shortcomings and will not ensure that public mineral resources are developed safely and responsibly.

Key Issues: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 

Testimony of Kenneth A. Cook

President
Environmental Working Group

Before the
Committee on Environment and Public Works
United States Senate

On

Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats

July 31, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 

Testimony of Scott Faber

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs
Environmental Working Group

Before the

Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Of the

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

On

Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Stakeholder Perspectives

Key Issues: 
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Heather White testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on Regulation of New Chemicals, Protection of Confidential Business Information,  and Innovation

Thursday, July 11, 2013

ORAL TESTIMONY – HEATHER WHITE

Executive Director
Environmental Working Group

Before the

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY

On

Regulation of New Chemicals, Protection of Confidential Business Information, and Innovation

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