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Advocates urge House Farm Bill leaders to protect and strengthen anti-hunger and climate spending programs, include worker protections

A diverse collection of anti-hunger, environmental, nutrition, public health and worker advocates on Wednesday urged House farm bill leaders to protect and strengthen anti-hunger and climate spending...

California's proposed chromium-6 drinking water limit fails to protect public health

Today California’s State Water Resources Board convened a hearing on its proposed drinking water limit for hexavalent chromium, commonly known as chromium-6, the notorious “Erin Brockovich” carcinogen...

EWG applauds Carper-Braun bill to prioritize climate-smart farming

The following is a statement from Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group senior vice president for government affairs, on the CROP for Farming Act introduced today by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and...

Men’s use of personal care products has doubled since 2004, according to new consumer survey

The average adult man in the U.S. uses 11 different personal care products each day – nearly twice as many as 20 years ago – according to a survey by Morning Consult. And some of these products use...

California ratepayers could pay $45B or more to prolong Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s life, EWG finds

California ratepayers might have to foot a staggering $45 billion-plus cost to keep the aging Pacific Gas & Electric, or PG&E, Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant online beyond its slated 2025 closure...

Detections of 'forever chemicals' in water coast to coast strengthen call for stringent EPA regulations

New laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group have found the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan...

EWG tests find four water filters that effectively remove ‘forever chemicals’ from home taps

New laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found four water filters that reduce the detected “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in sampled drinking water by nearly 100 percent...

EWG: USDA should prohibit ‘climate-friendly’ claims on beef products

Today the Environmental Working Group petitioned the Department of Agriculture to prohibit beef producers like Tyson Foods’ Brazen Beef from claiming their products are “climate-friendly” and to...

EWG applauds Biden EPA’s historic $7B investment in low-income residential solar

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $7 billion Solar for All competitive grant program to help low-income communities across the U.S. install residential solar panels.

California Senate Health Committee advances revolutionary food chemical bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On June 28, the California Senate Committee on Health approved a first-in-the-nation bill to ban five harmful chemicals from candy, cereals and other processed food. Assembly Bill...

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

The Environmental Working Group applauds the Senate Armed Services Committee for including several provisions to tackle the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in the National Defense Authorization Act...

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

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

EWG analysis: As the climate emergency heats up the Southwest, crop insurance payouts for heat surge

Hotter weather linked to climate change drove up crop insurance costs for heat-related crop damage and losses in the Southwest, according to a new Environmental Working Group analysis of federal data...

Spending bill shortchanges defense communities hammered by PFAS pollution

The House version of the Defense Department spending bill for Fiscal Year 2024 cuts spending to clean up contamination from “forever chemicals” and other toxic pollutants by 30 percent – from $1.6...

Maine data unveils troubling trend: 55 PFAS-related chemicals in over 1,400 pesticides

More than 1,400 pesticides contain active ingredients that meet Maine’s definition for the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to a new analysis of data from the state by Environmental...

Biden EPA moves closer to total ban of toxic weedkiller DCPA

The Environmental Protection Agency this week released part of its health assessment showing the weedkiller DCPA, sold under the brand Dacthal and widely used on U.S. food for decades, poses serious...

California Assembly advances bill to eliminate lead from school drinking water as new test data shows alarming levels at child care centers

Today the California State Assembly voted [insert vote count] in favor of a bill aimed at removing all lead from drinking and cooking water used in schools. If passed, it would help protect young...

EWG statement on the debt ceiling agreement: It will hurt hungry people

The following is the statement of Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, on the debt ceiling agreement released this week by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin...

California Assembly approves ban on fiberglass in mattresses and other upholstered furniture

Today the California Assembly handily passed a state-wide ban on the sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture that contain fiberglass and other toxic flame retardant chemicals.

Supreme Court ruling will weaken EPA's authority to protect drinking water sources from agriculture pollution

Today's Clean Water Act ruling by the Supreme Court will limit the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to safeguard much of the country’s drinking water sources from farm pollution runoff.
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