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Biden EPA moves to reverse Trump-era rollback of California’s strict tailpipe emissions standards

The Biden administration is moving toward again allowing California to set tighter auto tailpipe standards, reversing the Trump administration’s long battle with the state over its efforts to reduce...

California Assembly approves bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

Today, the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1200 by a vote of 43-12. If enacted, the law would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from paper, paperboard or plant-based food...

EWG and EnergySage team up to help Americans go solar

With solar power more affordable and accessible than ever before, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and EnergySage are joining forces to help Americans learn about and save with solar. The new...

Medical monitoring bill will provide justice for victims of ‘forever chemicals’

Today, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) and Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) introduced bicameral legislation to allow people exposed to the toxic “forever chemicals” known as...

EWG and Center for Biological Diversity hail Florida’s decision to ban highly toxic pesticide on citrus crops

The highly toxic pesticide aldicarb can no longer be used on citrus crops in Florida after the state denied an application by AgLogic Chemical LLC today, citing “an unacceptable risk to human, animal...

EWG’s statement on the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

The Environmental Working Group joins with all Americans committed to justice and equality in our relief and gratitude for the unanimous verdict on all counts by a Minneapolis jury to convict former...

EWG applauds introduction of Superfund ‘polluter pays’ bill

Polluters, not taxpayers, would be on the hook to pay the exorbitant cleanup costs for the most contaminated sites in the country if legislation proposed today becomes law.

Calif. health agency finds synthetic food dyes associated with ADHD, neurobehavioral problems in kids

Children who consume synthetic food dyes are more susceptible to hyperactivity and behavioral problems, according to a new report by the top California environmental health agency.

EWG applauds coal miners union push for just transition to clean energy

The nation’s biggest coal mining union announced its support Monday for federal legislation and policies that shift the U.S. from fossil fuels to renewable energy, while also including job training...

Watchdog group calls on Duke Energy to embrace fairness and justice for low-income communities

A coalition of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations are demanding that Duke Energy, which has more customers than any other investor-owned electric utility, reverse years...

Wisconsin’s Big Ag lobby threatens clean water rule

Wisconsin’s proposed nitrate pollution rule, critical to protecting the health of more than 1 million residents, is in danger of being blocked by a group of lawmakers beholden to industrial...

Landmark bipartisan PFAS Action Act introduced in Congress

Today Reps. Debbie Dingell (D) and Fred Upton (R) both from Michigan, introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to protect all Americans from the harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG applauds Booker-Spanberger bill to reward climate stewardship on farms and forest lands and expand rural renewable energy production

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) yesterday announced the reintroduction of legislation to support voluntary conservation practices on more than 100 million acres of U.S...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...
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