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With Big Oil emboldened in U.S. and around the world, it’s vital lawmakers adopt Newsom’s gas price penalty

The fossil fuel industry has fresh swagger as Big Oil hauls in record profits while punishing hard-working Americans at the pump. It’s imperative for U.S. leaders to fight back by approving a pending...

EWG applauds deal between Gov. Newsom, legislative leaders to hold Big Oil accountable for future gas price gouging

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom and leaders from the state legislature have announced a deal to hold big oil refiners accountable for future gas price gouging, like the outrageous windfall profits the...

Ruffalo: ‘Approval of Willow project will undermine progress on climate change’

The Biden administration on March 13 approved the massive Willow oil drilling project in Alaska in the federally owned National Petroleum Reserve. This is a statement from actor and activist Mark...

EWG’s 2023 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™: Blueberries, green beans join the Dirty Dozen™

Thirty years after a landmark National Academies of Sciences study warning of the dangers posed to children by pesticides, 75 percent of non-organic fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. are still...

Ruffalo applauds historic PFAS drinking water standard

The following is the statement of Activist and Actor Mark Ruffalo on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new PFAS drinking water standard.

EPA proposes bold new limits for tackling 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

Today the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled unprecedented new limits on the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS as a way [LINK] to tackle drinking water contamination. The proposal targets...

White House advances proposal to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

The White House today advanced a proposal to impose new drinking water limits on two of the most notorious toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG applauds North Carolina court denying Chemours’ motion to dismiss ‘forever chemicals’ lawsuit

A Superior Court in North Carolina on Thursday denied a motion by the chemical giant Chemours to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the company over its years of releasing the “forever chemicals” known...

Feds cave to PG&E over license exemption for aging Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

Ignoring long-standing precedents, statutes and regulations, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today gave Pacific Gas & Electric the green light to operate California’s last remaining nuclear plant...

Study: Toilet paper a major source of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in wastewater

Researchers found toilet paper to be a sizable source of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in wastewater, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology...

Groundbreaking map shows toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in more than 330 wildlife species

Today the Environmental Working Group published an analysis of peer-reviewed data that for the first time shows the global scope of contamination by the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, which may be...

Landmark bill would protect Californians from harmful additives in food and candy

A first-in-the-nation bill to create a state-level ban on harmful food additives was introduced in California on Thursday by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley).If passed, it would...

Toxic threats linger for Ohio community after train derailment spews harmful chemicals

The Ohio town of East Palestine faces an ongoing danger from hazardous chemical pollution after a train derailment earlier this month, putting air and water quality at risk and raising concerns about...

California gas prices tick up as lawmakers consider penalty on Big Oil’s windfall profits

The average price for a gallon of gas in California is roughly 24 cents more than a month ago, with prices up to almost $5 a gallon, once again some of the highest in the U.S.

Farm subsidies, not anti-hunger programs, should be focus of budget cuts

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released “baseline” projections for mandatory Department of Agriculture farm and food programs in the 2023 Farm Bill, which members of Congress will use to...

California lawmaker introduces bill to eliminate fiberglass from mattresses and other upholstered furniture

Today California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced Assembly Bill 1059, which would ban the sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture that contain fiberglass in the state.

Big Oil spent tens of millions in 2022 on influence peddling in Sacramento as industry profits – and gas prices – soared

California’s powerful fossil fuel industry spent more than $34 million last year to lobby the legislature and state agencies, according to just-released filings with the secretary of state’s office.

Delays threaten Biden administration’s promise to tackle ‘forever chemicals’

Federal agencies are failing to meet their own major milestones for taking actions to protect communities from the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, roughly a year after the White House promised...

California bill would ban cosmetics with chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm

Today California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced Assembly Bill 496 to ban the sale of cosmetic products that contain 26 toxic chemicals known to have an effect on human health.

Bitcoin miner ‘greenwashing’: Claims that nuclear-powered crypto operation is clean energy

As cryptocurrencies struggle with soaring electricity prices that squeeze profits, one major bitcoin mining operation will soon be the first in the U.S. to use nuclear power, falsely claiming it’s...
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