Official Correspondence

We've compiled and archived letters and other official correspondence from EWG to government agencies, elected officials, industry associations and companies.

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Personal Care Products Safety Act Letter to Senate Leadership

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act, S.1014, which would modernize federal oversight of personal care products. The bill...

EWG Comments on Chemical Risk Evaluation Procedures Under New TSCA

EWG has spent over a decade advocating for reforms to strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA should use its expanded authority to create a robust, data-driven risk evaluation process...

EWG Comments on Prioritizing Chemicals for Risk Evaluation Under New TSCA

The new requirements under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act will for the first time require the Environmental Protection Agency to systematically review existing...

EWG Comments on Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection

We respectfully submit this letter on behalf of the Environmental Working Group, in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to ask the Office of Management and Budget to renew...

EWG Calls on Mary Kay to Support the Personal Care Products Safety Act

Dear Mary Kay: I urge Mary Kay to join cosmetic industry leaders – including L’Oreal, Revlon, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and many others – in support S.1014, the Personal Care Products Safety...

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Dietary guidelines need to inform consumers of the dangers of mercury in certain seafood and provide clear labeling of added sugars in food. These are key elements for establishing effective...

Public Interest Groups on WHO's decision on Glyphosate

We the undersigned organizations strongly urge the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh heavily the decision last week by the World Health Organization to categorize glyphosate (trade name...

EWG Calls on FDA to Reform Nutrition Facts Labels to Address Added Sugars and Over-fortification of Food

Comments from Environmental Working Group on the Food and Drug Administration proposed revisions to the Nutrition Facts label

EWG, Scientists and Doctors Sign Letter Urging EPA To Reject Potent Herbicide Mix

Administrator Gina McCarthy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20460 RE: Dow AgroSciences application to amend their 2,4-D choline salt herbicide for use on 2...

Triclosan-containing antibacterial soaps neither safe nor effective:

Triclosan-containing antibacterial soaps neither safe nor effective: Comments from Environmental Working Group on the Food and Drug Administration proposed data requirements for antibacterial soaps...

Hexavalent Chromium Carcinogenic to Humans: Comments from Environmental Working Group on the EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System Toxicological Review for Hexavalent Chromium

June 10, 2014 Re: IRIS Toxicological Review for Hexavalent Chromium; Cr(VI) Docket EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0313 Environmental Working Group is a research and advocacy nonprofit organization working to protect...

EPA’s Risk Assessment is Too Flawed to Proceed

EPA's Risk Assessment is Too Flawed to Proceed - Comments from Environmental Working Group on the EPA's Proposed Decision to Register EnlistTM Herbicide Containing 2,4-D and Glyphosate

EWG and 11 Other Environmental and Civil Society Groups Ask for Release of Major Trade Agreement Text

Citing a lack of transparency and public involvement in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, EWG and 11 other organizations sent a letter to Michael Froman, the United States...

EWG Comments to California Department of Public Health: Proposed Chromium 6 Drinking Water Standard Far Too High

In 2013, California proposed a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 micrograms per liter (μg/L) for hexavalent chromium. EWG, in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water...

EWG Commends McDonald's on Eliminating Polystyerene Cups

EWG President Ken Cook urges company CEO to press ahead with other efforts to improve the sustainability of its restaurants' practices.

EWG and 11 Other Health,Consumer Groups Call for New Cell Phone Radiation Standards

Citing the soaring number of wireless devices in the hands of children, long-standing flaws in federal cell phone radiation standards and new science raising questions about cell phone safety, 12...

Groups Challenge Grant for Pro-Pesticide Campaign

We are writing to express our serious concern about the recent decision of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to award a Specialty Crop Block...

EPA Must Do More to Prevent Diesel in Fracking Fluid from Threatening Water

EWG comments on EPA's on draft guidance for oil and gas companies that use diesel in fracking fluids. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires them to obtain an EPA permit before injecting...

Nation’s Top Chefs, Food and Nutrition Experts Call on Congress to Fix House Farm Bill

EWG's Kari Hamerschlag and authors Anna Lappé and Dan Imhoff write the House Agriculture Committee to protest cuts of $16 billion from nutrition assistance and $6.1 billion from conservation programs...

EWG To New York: Don't Give Drillers Inside Track

Thomas Cluderay, EWG assistant general counsel offers remarks on New York's draft drilling plan on the steps of New York City Hall. He presents information received by EWG revealing that state...
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