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Got a Confidential Tip? Tell EWG – Safely and Securely

Got a Confidential Tip? Tell EWG – Safely and Securely

If you have verifiable information on government or corporate policies, programs or decisions you believe Americans have the right to know, EWG wants to hear from you. 

The Trump administration has pledged to roll back important environmental and public health regulations. Within days of taking office, the administration also moved to prohibit or limit some agencies from disseminating information to the public or the press. Private companies also often try to hide information about environmental violations or other activities. 

We have a 25-year track record of making sure the public knows about things government officials or polluting companies would rather keep hidden - whether by investigating tips, publishing leaked documents or passing on what we find to news media outlets like The New York Times or 60 Minutes. We promise to do our best to protect your anonymity.

There are three ways you can share information with us.

By Encrypted Mail

ProtonMail is the world's largest secure, encrypted email service, with servers in Switzerland that are protected by Swiss privacy law. Sign up for a free account here and send your message to [email protected].  Including PDFs of supporting documents will help us verify your tip. 

By Postal Mail

Send your information to any of the addresses below. Including documents on paper or a portable data drive will help us verify your information. We recommend that you use a public mailbox, not a post office. 

1436 U St. NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009

California Office:
500 Washington St. Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111

Midwest Office:
103 E. 6th Street
Suite 201
Ames, IA 50010

By Phone

We have set up a voicemail box where you can leave anonymous messages that will be forwarded to an EWG staff member. We recommend that before calling you disable your phone’s caller ID function. On most phones in the U.S., you can do this by dialing *67 before calling. See more methods for disabling caller ID.

EWG’s confidential tip line: (202) 330-4333

By submitting information to EWG, regardless of the media format or means of transmission, you promise that the information is truthful, does not violate anyone’s rights, and is not otherwise unlawful. EWG may use and/or publish the information you provide at its discretion, including sharing the information with other parties who may publish it.