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Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Detected in Drinking Water at N.Y. Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at seven Army installations in New York state are contaminated with elevated levels of toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of...

Tests Find Notorious ‘Forever Chemicals’ at Elevated Levels in Drinking Water at Minnesota Army Base

Drinking water supplies at a Minnesota National Guard facility were contaminated with elevated levels of highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of...

EWG Statement on Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act

WASHINGTON – Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 by Rep...

Tests Find Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water at Oklahoma Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at two Army installations in Oklahoma are contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense data obtained by EWG...

Tests Find Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water at Rhode Island Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at two Army installations in Rhode Island are contaminated with elevated levels of toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense...

Drinking Water at Arizona Army Facilities Contaminated with Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Drinking water supplies at seven Army installations in Arizona are contaminated with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense data obtained by EWG...

‘Right To Farm’ Laws - or ‘Right To Pollute’ Passes?

In recent months, all 50 states have enacted so-called right-to-farm laws that seek to block citizens from holding industrial animal factory farms and other large-scale agriculture operations...

The Farm Bill Released Today Creates New Farm Subsidy Loopholes That Will Further Distort the Farm Safety Net

Today Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement on farm subsidies in Congress’ final farm bill: “The farm bill...

EWG Applauds Farm Bill Drinking Water Reforms

Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on Congress' final farm bill.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Farm Bailout Payments for Trump’s Trade War

Contact: EWG Press Team: (202) 667-6982 or [email protected] REVEALED: Farm Bailout Payments for Trump’s Trade War WASHINGTON – The names of Americans who have received bailout payments from the...

EWG Statement on Senate’s Bipartisan Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on the Senate version of the farm bill: The bipartisan farm...

Bill Would Block States from Warning Public About Cancer, Other Risks in Consumer Products

WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced in Congress seeks to preempt state laws that require products to carry labels informing consumers of potential health risks like cancer and developmental harm to...

EPA’s Scott Pruitt Spent $1,560 of Taxpayer Money on 12 Pens

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt spent $1,560 in taxpayer money on 12 custom fountain pens emblazoned with his signature and the agency's seal, according to internal emails obtained...

EWG: House Farm Bill Will Resurrect Farm Subsidies for Millionaires, Billionaires and Distant Family Members

WASHINGTON – The House will vote on its version of the 2018 Farm Bill Friday. The bill would balloon the already bloated federal farm subsidy program to hand subsidy checks to individuals worth...

EPA May Ban Deadly Paint Stripper Chemical

WASHINGTON – Today the Environmental Protection Agency signaled it would move forward with a proposed ban of the highly toxic paint stripping chemical methylene chloride, which was initially proposed...

Statement from EWG on USDA’s Proposed Rule for Nationwide GMO Disclosures

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a proposed rule to implement the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed in 2016. Below is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President for Government...

House Farm Bill Misses Mark

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources Craig Cox on the House farm bill: Every farm bill is an opportunity to meet some of...

EWG Applauds Rep. Pallone’s Call for FDA Inquiry into Cosmetics Giant’s Deception

WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., urged the Food and Drug Administration to investigate whether cosmetics giant Rodan + Fields used deceptive marketing to downplay the risks of a possibly...

EWG: Stop Rodan + Fields’ Misleading Claims

EWG urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and California's attorney general today to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about benzophenone, a chemical that has been linked to...

Senate Bill a Boon for Organic Agriculture and Consumers

The Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 introduced today by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., would expand market opportunities for America's farmers and ranchers, generate more jobs in the fastest growing segment of...

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