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Calif. bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from plant-based food packaging passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on...

Biden’s first budget: Billions for clean energy, environment and public health

President Biden’s first budget proposal marks a dramatic shift in priorities away from the Trump administration, proposing billions for critical environmental, public health and clean energy programs...

EWG applauds ‘forever chemicals’ provisions in Biden budget

The Environmental Working Group today applauded the Biden administration for making the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS a priority in its annual budget request.

Calif. bill would ban ‘forever chemicals’ in products for children

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from a wide range of children’s products passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials...

EWG urges FDA to quickly set limits on toxic metals in baby food

The Environmental Working Group today urged the Food and Drug Administration to quickly follow through on its plan to set mandatory limits on levels of toxic heavy metals in baby food.

Calif. bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from faucets and fixtures passes key committee

State legislation to set a legally enforceable limit on the amount of lead leaching from drinking water faucets and fixtures passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic...

To reach ‘net zero,’ Duke Energy doubles down on gas and nukes

Flying in the face of the nation’s urgent need to transition rapidly to clean and safe energy, Duke Energy is doubling down on plans to invest billions of dollars in natural gas plants and nuclear...

Biden Throws Support Behind Commercial Offshore Wind Power Program

The Biden administration today committed to backing offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Seaboard that by 2030 will generate enough electricity to power 10 million homes for a year, will have...

Study: Preservative Used in Pop-Tarts and Hundreds of Popular Foods May Harm the Immune System

A food preservative used to prolong the shelf life of Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, Cheez-Its and almost 1,250 other popular processed foods may harm the immune system, according to a new peer...

California To List Notorious ‘Forever Chemical’ as a Cause of Cancer in People

The top state scientific agency charged with protecting Californians from toxic chemicals has proposed adding the “forever chemical” PFOA to the list of substances known to the state to cause cancer...

Study: Replacing Furniture and Foam Reduces Levels of Toxic Flame Retardants

Americans have been exposed to potentially harmful flame retardant chemicals for decades. A new study, conducted in Northern California, shows that replacing a couch, or even just swapping the foam in...

Actor and Advocate Mark Ruffalo Applauds House Bills To Increase Infrastructure Funding for ‘Forever Chemicals’

Actor and environmental advocate Mark Ruffalo applauded the introduction of sweeping infrastructure legislation introduced by key House committees that would provide $3.5 billion over the next five...

EWG Grieves for Atlanta Victims, Condemns Surge in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

The Environmental Working Group is outraged and deeply saddened by the slaughter in the Atlanta area of eight innocent Americans, including six of Asian descent, by a 21-year-old white man who police...

OUT NOW: EWG’s 2021 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Collard and mustard greens join kale among the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce on the Environmental Working Group's 2021 Dirty Dozen™ list. For the first time, bell peppers and hot peppers...

EPA Takes First Step To Address Industrial Pollution From ‘Forever Chemicals’

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to propose a new rule, asking chemical companies to provide information on the production and discharge of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, which...

EWG Applauds Senate Confirmation of Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

The Senate today confirmed President Biden's nominee, Michael Regan, to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Clean Energy Jobs: Senate Bill Would Help Coal Country and Automakers Transition to the Green Economy

Two senators from states where workers face tectonic shifts in employment prospects as their industries rapidly transition to clean energy are teaming up on legislation to help create well-paid jobs...

FDA Asks Women To Protect Themselves From Products The Agency Refused To Ban

Today, the Food and Drug Administration sent a special women's health alert and unveiled a new webpage urging caution for anyone using formaldehyde in hair-smoothing treatments, sometimes referred to...

Senate Confirms Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary

The Senate voted today to confirm Jennifer Granholm, who is a stalwart supporter of renewable energy and electric cars, to be energy secretary.

EWG Report: Under Trump, Farm Subsidies Soared, Making the Rich Richer

Federal farm policy has long favored the wealthiest landowners with taxpayer-funded largesse. But under the Trump administration, even more money went to the largest and wealthiest farms, further...

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