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Lilial and fertility: EU bans toxic fragrance ingredient from personal care products

On March 1, the European Union’s ban of the fragrance ingredient butylphenyl methylpropional, or lilial, went into effect.

EWG joins North Carolina coalition fighting monopoly utility Duke Energy’s plot to hobble rooftop solar

The Environmental Working Group is formally intervening in a North Carolina utility proceeding to oppose a Duke Energy plan that would put rooftop solar power financially out of reach for many working...

Biden EPA moves closer to final ban of brain-damaging pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is taking several final steps required to officially ban any further agricultural uses of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, rejecting all...

FDA test results again downplay risks of ‘forever chemicals’ in food

The Food and Drug Administration’s release yesterday of tests for the presence of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in food once again downplays the risks the substances pose to consumers, with...

EWG analysis: As climate crisis accelerated, 10 Mississippi River basin counties raked in $3 billion in crop insurance payouts

Ten counties in the Mississippi River basin received over $3 billion in crop insurance payments between 2001 and 2020, much of it for losses caused by extreme weather tied to the climate crisis...

Duke Energy may waste millions on nonexistent nuclear reactors, ignoring safe and clean renewable power

Duke Energy could soon throw away hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars by investing in the emerging nuclear energy technology known as small modular reactors, or SMRs, ignoring cleaner and...

USGS detects ‘forever chemicals’ in 16 states’ water wells

The U.S. Geological Survey has detected the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in public and private drinking water wells in 16 Eastern states.

California bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from cosmetics

Today California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced Assembly Bill 2771 to ban the sale in California of cosmetics and other personal care products containing the toxic “forever...

New test results of heavy metals in baby food require immediate action by FDA, Congress

New Consumer Reports test results released today have found dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic in three popular brands of infant rice cereals, prompting the Environmental Working Group to again...

Poll: Voters overwhelmingly oppose California plan to crush popular rooftop solar program

Sixty-four percent of California voters oppose a power-industry-backed plan by the state’s Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, to crush a popular rooftop solar program by ending incentives and...

PG&E, other utilities paid more than $1.7M to ‘coalition’ supporting plot to crush rooftop solar

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) contributed more than $1.7 million in 2020 to many of the organizations that are part of a coalition...

EWG urges Biden to reject electric utility executives’ call for more nuclear power subsidies in clean energy agenda

President Joe Biden is meeting today with top executives from several investor-owned electric utilities who want Congress to approve vital clean energy tax credits as part of Biden’s Build Back Better...

EWG: California’s $30B future energy transmission plan stuck in past, ignores residential solar, efficiency

A draft plan released last week claims California will need to spend more than $30 billion on additional transmission infrastructure for Pacific Gas & Electric and other investor-owned utilities to...

EWG applauds USDA climate pilot projects, calls for Senate to pass Build Back Better Act

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group today applauded the Department of Agriculture for dedicating $1 billion to “climate smart” pilot projects designed to measure and verify practices that may...

32M pounds of toxic pesticides used in Ventura County, threatening farmworkers, families and more

More than 32 million pounds of toxic pesticides, including many linked to cancer and respiratory and developmental problems, have been used on Ventura County farm fields from 2015 to 2020, including...

California grants ‘safety’ certificate to PG&E, allowing utility to recoup wildfire costs from ratepayers

A new state agency created by the Newsom administration and charged with developing a “long-term utility vision to reduce wildfire and underground risk” has issued a safety certificate to Pacific Gas...

Biden EPA revives justification for coal utility mercury rule

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed rule restoring the legal foundation for limiting coal-fired power plants’ mercury emissions under the Clean Air Act, a finding the Trump...

EWG analysis: Climate crisis has already cost taxpayers billions in crop insurance payouts to farmers

Farmers received more than $143.5 billion in federal crop insurance payouts from 1995 through 2020, much of it subsidized by taxpayer dollars and most of it linked to extreme weather exacerbated by...

EWG: At least 1,500 U.S. textile mills likely dischargers of ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Working Group has identified more than 1,500 textile mills that may be releasing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS that are responsible for contaminating drinking water...

CDC finds high levels of ‘forever chemical' PFHxS in blood

High levels of a “toxic forever” chemical used in firefighting foam have been found in the blood of residents of a West Virginia community near an Air National Guard base.
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