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Report: PG&E top brass ‘quietly’ lobbied state regulators for additional $1.8 billion rate raise

Captive customers of Pacific Gas & Electric in California face yet another rate hike from the reviled utility, which is lobbying state officials behind the scenes to approve the increase. If...

New EWG study: Pesticides still found in baby food but most-toxic threats eliminated through advocacy, regulation

Non-organic baby food often contains pesticides, a new Environmental Working Group study finds – but they’re likely in fewer products and may be less toxic, compared to what EWG research uncovered in...

New EPA data show millions more have ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

New data released by the Environmental Protection Agency show 44 million people have toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in their drinking water after collecting test results from fewer than one...

Statement from EWG on NuScale decision to pull plug on SMR boondoggle with DOE

On November 8, news broke that NuScale Power, the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, or UAMPS, and the U.S. Department of Energy have terminated their disastrous small modular reactor, or SMR...

Tap water of more than 19 million Americans polluted by ‘Civil Action’ carcinogen that EPA is poised to ban

A new interactive map details where drinking water supplies for more than 19 million Americans are contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE – a cancer-causing industrial solvent made notorious by...

New EWG report finds toxic pesticide spray risks near thousands of elementary schools

More than 4,000 elementary schools across the U.S. are located within spitting distance of farm fields where toxic pesticides are likely sprayed, a new Environmental Working Group analysis shows.

FDA proposes to ban use of brominated vegetable oil in food

Today the Food and Drug Administration proposed to revoke authorization of the use in food of the chemical brominated vegetable oil, or BVO.

WanaBana recalls fruit puree pouches after high levels of lead sicken children

Yet another children’s food has been found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. Federal health officials are warning that WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches may contain elevated...

EWG: Extreme weather linked to climate crisis triggered $118.7B in crop insurance payments

Extreme weather linked to the climate emergency triggered $118.7 billion in crop insurance payouts to U.S. farmers between 2001 and 2022, a new Environmental Working Group investigation has found.

EWG petitions FDA to ban two toxic additives in popular Halloween candy

Halloween is here and consumers are buying up massive quantities of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters – or to eat themselves.

EWG applauds EPA proposal to ban most uses of toxic TCE

Today the Environmental Working Group applauded the Environmental Protection Agency for proposing a ban on most uses of trichloroethylene, or TCE.

Household cleaning industry bill would deny Americans right to know about toxic chemicals

A bill introduced in Congress this week on behalf of leading household cleaning product makers would deny Americans the right to know about toxic chemicals in cleaning products.

California AG notifies food packaging and paper straw makers of duty to disclose PFAS

Today Attorney General Rob Bonta issued an enforcement advisory letter to manufacturers, distributors and sellers of food packaging and cookware, reminding them of their legal duty to comply with a...

Clean energy advocates challenge in court North Carolina’s cuts to rooftop solar incentives pushed by Duke Energy

A coalition of clean energy advocates has filed an appeal with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, contending that the state’s electric utility regulators violated state law when they approved Duke...

DOD: PFAS plumes in the 'proximity' of drinking water supplies

Underground plumes of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS flowing from Department of Defense installations are “in the proximity” of nearby drinking water supplies, according to a DOD report.

Gov. Newsom signs bill to ban fiberglass and other toxic chemicals from mattresses and sofas

Today Gov. Gavin Newsom banned the state-wide sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture that contain fiberglass, a harmful replacement fire retardant.

Cosmetics safety milestone: California Gov. Newsom approves ban on 26 more toxic chemicals linked to health harms

In another victory for the safer cosmetics movement, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning the sale of cosmetics that contain any of 26 toxic chemicals.

California first state to enact ban on four harmful chemicals in food

In a major victory for safer, healthier food, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the California Food Safety Act, the first law in the U.S. to ban four harmful chemicals from candy, cereal, soda and other...

Urgent pleas go unheeded: Advocacy groups challenge California’s handling of lead pipes amid federal funding concerns

Today, a coalition of 22 organizations dedicated to environmental protection, public health, the welfare of low-income communities and children’s health, including the Environmental Working Group...

Government shutdown threatens progress on ‘forever chemicals’

Efforts by some Republicans to shut down the federal government could delay progress on addressing the contamination crisis caused by the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
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