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Will Land O’Lakes/Microsoft ‘Carbon Bank’ Actually Cut Emissions?

Land O'Lakes touts its new agricultural carbon credits market as a “transformational” program rewarding farmers for adopting conservation practices while “incentivizing” corporations to reduce...

EWG’s Skin Deep® Database Adds Filter To Identify Products by Black-Owned Brands

WASHINGTON – Buying products from Black-owned beauty brands is a powerful way to support the Black community directly. To make finding their beauty products easier, including clean options, the...

Study: Almost All Fluorine Detected in Fire Stations’ Dust Is From Unknown ‘Forever Chemicals'

WASHINGTON – A new study heightens concerns about firefighters' exposure to the fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS: Nearly 99 percent of the fluorine found in tests of dust from inside fire...

Congressional Investigation: Popular Baby Foods Contain High Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium and Mercury

Several brands of widely sold baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, according to a new investigation by a House subcommittee...

Biden’s Pick To Head USDA Recognizes New Food and Farm Challenges

Today President Biden's nominee for secretary of agriculture, Tom Vilsack, who held the same post in the Obama administration, testified in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture...

Under Pressure from Biden Administration, Toyota and Other Automakers Drop Support for Trump’s Suit to Block California Emissions Standards

Feeling the heat from President Biden's ambitious plans to counter the climate crisis, today Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other automakers dropped their support of the deposed Trump...

Biden Moves Aggressively on Climate Change, Environmental Justice With Sweeping Executive Orders

In a sharp break from the policies of the Trump administration, President Biden today issued an ambitious series of executive orders to combat the climate crisis, embrace science and foster...

For Years, Solvay Kept Tests Secret Showing Health Hazards of ‘Forever Chemical’

Solvay Specialty Chemicals failed for up to eight years to report animal and human tests showing the health hazards of one or more of the fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, the...

Watchdog Coalition To Hold Duke Energy Accountable for Environmental and Economic Injustice

A coalition of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations will convene the first-ever hearing to examine Duke Energy's policies and practices, which have polluted and...

DuPont, Chemours and Corteva Reach $4 Billion Settlement on ‘Forever Chemicals’ Lawsuits

Today DuPont, Chemours and Corteva announced a cost-sharing agreement worth $4 billion to settle lawsuits involving the historic use of the highly toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG Applauds Biden’s Nomination of Richard Glick To Chair Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Environmental Working Group applauds President Biden's nomination of Richard Glick to be chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Initially nominated by then-President Trump, Glick...

EPA Starts Long Process to Set Legal Limits on ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Tap Water – But Action Needed Now

Today the Environmental Protection Agency took two long-overdue preliminary actions toward regulating the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in Americans' tap water, committing to set legal...

Still Trashing the Place on the Way Out, Trump EPA Will Scrap Plans To Ban Some Uses of Three Dangerous Chemicals

In one of the most reprehensible and dangerous decisions by the Trump Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce tomorrow that the agency will drop proposals to ban...

Toyota to Pay $180 Million for ‘Systemic, Longstanding’ Emissions Violations of Clean Air Act

Toyota will pay $180 million to settle federal civil charges of repeatedly failing for at least a decade to report emissions-related defects in its vehicles, in what the Environmental Protection...

In Another 11th-Hour Rollback, Trump EPA Weakens ‘Forever Chemical’ Protections

In yet another 11th-hour rollback of public health protections, political leaders at the Environmental Protection Agency overruled career scientists and watered down a major health assessment for one...

EWG VERIFIED™ Brand Partner Follain Diversifies Clean Beauty and Commits 15 Percent of Shelf Space to Black-Owned Brands

Today Follain launches seven new EWG VERIFIED™ products at ULTA Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. The collection of Follain skincare products is the result of years of consultations with...

EWG Calls for Immediate Removal of President Trump from Office

In response to yesterday's shocking and deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol by a riotous mob incited by President Trump, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook today called for Trump's...

New State Data: More Than 100 Ohio Water Systems Contaminated With Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Newly released test data from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency show that more than 100 public water systems in the state are contaminated with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

Another Last-Minute Poison Pill: Trump Administration Kneecaps EPA’s Use of Sound Science To Protect Public Health

With two weeks left in President Trump's term, his Environmental Protection Agency has once again issued an 11th-hour rule that will hamper the incoming Biden administration's efforts to protect...

Spending Bill Provides Nearly $300 Million To Address ‘Forever Chemicals’

The FY 2021 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress Monday night provides nearly $300 million for new investments to address the regulation and cleanup of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as...

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