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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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...

Nation's top food and nutrition experts call on Congress to invest in healthy food

Now is our chance to turn the farm bill into a healthier food bill, but we need you to stand with us.

EWG, Public Citizen Back San Francisco Cell Phone Law

EWG and consumer advocate Public Citizen filed a brief supporting San Francisco's decision to require cell phone vendors to give consumers facts about potential health risks of cell phone radiation...

New York State Not Prepared to Cope with Fracking Risks

EWG warns that New York state lacks the resources and knowledge to protect public water supplies from hydraulic fracturing. EWG's comments respond to the New York State Department of Environmental...

EWG presses regulators to investigate use of pesticide in liquid soap

Download PDF version. Office of Pesticide Programs Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20460-0001 Regarding: EPA’s Decision to Support Re-registration of Triclosan...

EWG to FDA: Sunscreen Regs Good Step, Not Enough

EWG comments on FDA's efforts to ensure the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens. The sunscreen rulemaking process began in 1978, but FDA's 2011 rules do not sufficiently protect the public from...

EWG Urges EPA: Protect Public from Chromium-6 in Tap Water

EWG submits comments on EPA's IRIS program draft toxicological review of hexavalent chromium.

Proposed federal fluoride cap too high

EWG comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging the federal government to further lower its recommendation for fluoride levels in drinking water.

EWG Takes a Stand on Food Marketed for Children

EWG strongly supports the proposed nutrition principles of the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.

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