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Industry likely shirking EPA reporting requirements on ‘forever chemicals’

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released preliminary results from its industrial toxics release reporting program that shockingly finds just 38 facilities reported PFAS discharges despite...

California protects kids with lead testing for child care drinking water

California regulators today launched their most health-protective program to test drinking water for lead in licensed child care facilities, issuing new guidelines that also require significant...

California announces bold public health goals for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

Today the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, proposed bold new limits to regulate the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in drinking water.

Bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill includes billions for cleanup of ‘forever chemicals’

EWG applauds the bipartisan group of Senate negotiators for their $550 billion infrastructure deal unveiled today that includes billions of dollars to clean up the toxic “forever chemicals” known as...

Defense Department delayed PFAS cleanup, ignored health risks, Inspector General says

The Defense Department responded too slowly to the threats posed to military service members by the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS and is failing to track the health risks facing military...

EWG applauds food chemical safety review bill

Today, the Environmental Working Group applauded new legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to meaningfully review the safety of food chemicals.

Senate committee adopts amendment to address 'forever chemicals' in defense spending bill

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2022 to address the testing and cleanup of toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as...

Landmark bipartisan PFAS Action Act passes House

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to protect all Americans from the harmful “ forever chemicals ” known as PFAS.

UPDATE: Detection of toxic PFAS chemicals increases to 2,790 communities

The toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have now been detected in nearly 2,800 communities, including 2,411 drinking water systems and 328 military installations, according to an analysis by the...

Study: Wireless radiation exposure for children should be hundreds of times lower than current federal limits

A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices for both children and adults...

PG&E admits it may have started another wildfire

Pacific Gas and Electric told state utility regulators a damaged fuse box from a power line might be responsible for starting the large Dixie Fire currently ablaze in the Sierra Nevada mountains...

As Duke Energy-backed bill seeking rate hikes advances, utility hands out dividend increases for shareholders

Duke Energy’s board of directors has approved a 2.1 percent hike in its quarterly cash dividend for shareholders, even as the investor-owned utility and Republican lawmakers in North Carolina push to...

Johnson & Johnson detects cancer-causing benzene in some spray sunscreens

On Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson announced it is voluntarily recalling 14 sunscreen products from five different products lines after finding benzene, a known carcinogen, in some popular sunscreen...

Twelvefold increase in suspected industrial dischargers of ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Working Group today released new analysis that dramatically increases an earlier estimate of the number of manufacturers and users of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS that...

Amazon highlights EWG VERIFIED™ products in Climate Pledge Friendly

The Environmental Working Group today is joining Amazon’s effort to fight the climate crisis by highlighting more sustainable products. The retailer is teaming up with EWG to feature cosmetics and...

Op-ed: EWG calls on California regulators to protect rooftop solar from attack by PG&E, other utilities

In an op-ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday, July 3, Environmental Working Group President and long-time Bay Area resident Ken Cook urged state regulators to save California’s...

PG&E wants customers to pay $3.6 billion more a year for wildfire safety

Pacific Gas and Electric, or PG&E, on Wednesday asked state regulators to approve a $3.6 billion rate hike on its roughly 16 million customers to fund measures aimed at reducing deadly wildfires like...

EWG applauds House for advancing bill to limit PFAS discharges into water

The Environmental Working Group today applauds the House for advancing bipartisan legislation to limit industrial discharges of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS into drinking water.

Cover crops, touted as a climate crisis solution, planted on only 1 in 20 acres of Corn Belt cropland

Cover crops, which help control water pollution from farm runoff, remain a little-used tool on Midwestern farmland, despite almost 100 years of science showing its value, according to a new...

EWG applauds House bill to set deadlines for military facilities to clean up ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Working Group today applauded Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) for introducing legislation to set cleanup deadlines for Defense Department facilities contaminated with the toxic...
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