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Calls grow for FCC to protect kids from wireless radiation

WASHINGTON – More than 22,000 people signed a petition delivered to federal regulators today calling for much tighter standards to limit children’s exposure to radiofrequency radiation emanating from...

Supreme Court hobbles EPA’s ability to regulate power plant emissions, sets precedent to cripple agency’s future

A ruling today by the U.S. Supreme Court will hamstring the federal government’s ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that is necessary to tackle the existential threat of the...

High ‘forever chemicals’ levels found in drinking water of more communities near DOD sites

Dangerously high levels of the toxic “forever chemicals“ known as PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of more communities near Department of Defense installations.

EWG applauds provisions tackling ‘forever chemicals’ in National Defense Authorization Act

Today, the Environmental Working Group applauds the House Armed Services Commmittee for including several provisions to tackle the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in the National Defense...

House subcommittee boosts EPA’s budget to tackle toxic 'forever chemicals'

On Tuesday, the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved $126 million to address the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, in the Environmental Protection...

EWG analysis: From 2018 to 2020, farmers reaped $91.6B in taxpayer-funded USDA subsidies

Between 2018 and 2020, Agriculture Department programs paid commodity farmers $91.6 billion for crop price decreases and other challenges, with similar program qualifications allowing some farmers to...

Sweeping reforms at PG&E vital to lower electricity bills, mitigate wildfire threats and embrace renewables, EWG probe finds

Pacific Gas & Electric, the monopoly California utility with a long and sordid history of wasteful spending, fleecing ratepayers, hindering clean energy equity and rampant negligence that has...

More than 2,000 communities have drinking water with ‘forever chemicals’ above new EPA levels

People living in more than 2,000 communities are drinking water with levels of the toxic forever chemicals known as PFAS that are above new health advisories released today by the Environmental...

Key Senate committee adopts Hassan amendment to ban ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

A key Senate committee yesterday approved by a 13 to 9 vote an amendment to ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from food packaging.

EPA: Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ levels in drinking water should be much lower

The Environmental Working Group today applauds the Environmental Protection Agency for proposing new lifetime health advisories, or LHAs, that suggest levels of four “forever chemicals” known as PFAS...

EWG report card tracks federal agencies’ looming deadlines for ‘forever chemicals’ actions

The Environmental Working Group today released a comprehensive report card tracking whether federal agencies are meeting deadlines for addressing the health and environmental threats of the toxic...

California leads rooftop solar’s record first quarter, but power companies move to halt clean energy gains

California’s enthusiasm for renewables led residential rooftop solar installations to a record high in the first quarter of 2022, finds an industry report, but a power company scheme in the state...

EWG applauds House bill to ramp up FDA scrutiny of infant formula manufacturers

The Environmental Working Group applauds much-needed legislation introduced today to increase the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of infant formula safety and supply, after the crisis that...

EWG applauds USDA organic transition program

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group today applauds Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for announcing a new program to help farmers and ranchers make the transition to organic farming...

High levels of ‘forever chemicals’ detected in Dept. of Defense community drinking water

WASHINGTON – Dangerously high levels of the toxic forever chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of communities near Department of Defense installations. Data released last...

Assembly approves measure to protect Californians from toxic lead water pipes

The California Assembly today passed legislation to protect residents by banning the partial replacement of lead or galvanized service lines corroded with lead, a hazardous activity the state...

Court rejects California’s blanket approval of pesticide spraying

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a major victory for health and environmental groups, a California court has ruled that a sweeping state pesticide spraying program is unlawful. The court found the program...

California Assembly approves bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from cosmetics

Today, a bill to ban intentionally added toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from cosmetics sold in California passed the state Assembly.

California makes misguided plea for feds to keep state’s last nuclear power plant alive

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration is making a misguided plea for the U.S. Department of Energy to change the requirements of a federal fund so the aging, dangerous Diablo Canyon nuclear...

California Assembly and Senate approve bills to improve prevention of lead poisoning

The California Assembly and Senate today approved two bills that would take important steps toward the prevention of lead poisoning.
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