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Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Help Protect Consumers from Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products

WASHINGTON – A bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would help the federal Food and Drug Administration ensure that cosmetics and other personal care...

North Carolina Lawmakers Side With Big Pork Over Property Rights of Citizens

WASHINGTON – By overriding Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill shielding big hog farms from citizens’ lawsuits, 74 members of the North Carolina House of Representatives slashed the property rights and...

If Trump Exits Climate Pact After G7 Summit, U.S. Would Join Syria, Nicaragua As Holdout

WASHINGTON – President Trump will announce whether he is pulling out of the historic Paris climate change accord after returning from the G7 Summit at the end of this month. If he does, the U.S. will...

White House Cancels Climate Change Meetings, Sparks Speculation On Upcoming Paris Agreement Decision

A high-stakes series of meetings, including one between Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and daughter of President Trump, on...

FDA Refuses to Remove Rocket Fuel Chemical from Food Packaging

The Food and Drug Administration denied a petition today by public interest groups, including EWG, to ban the use in dry food packaging of perchlorate, a toxic chemical that is also an ingredient in...

USDA Chief Rolls Back Progress in Nutrition Standards for School Lunches

Only one week after his confirmation as secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the Trump administration will roll back the health-protective nutrition standards for school meals...

Sen. Portman Pushes Bill to Gut Government’s Ability to Safeguard Consumers

Today, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced the Senate version of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would require endless agency studies and two layers of judicial and Congressional...

EWG: Trump’s Policies Endanger Drinking Water for Rural Americans

President Trump's actions during his first 100 days in office will put the drinking water for millions of rural Americans in jeopardy, noted EWG senior vice president for government affairs, Scott...

Mineral Fusion’s EWG VERIFIED™ Products Heading to CVS Shelves

Denver-based cosmetics and personal care brand Mineral Fusion will begin selling over 125 EWG VERIFIED™ color cosmetics in more than 300 CVS stores in California, making its product line more...

Senate Agriculture Panel Approves Perdue Nomination to USDA

Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee voted today in support of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sending the nomination to the...

EWG: Rollback of Clean Power Plan Shows Trump’s Contempt for Public Health

President Trump's executive order gutting the Clean Power Plan shows his disregard for protecting public health and the environment, said EWG President Ken Cook.

Black Farmers and EWG Urge Congress to Increase Farm Subsidy Transparency

The National Black Farmers Association and the Environmental Working Group called on leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees today to increase transparency in federal farm subsidy...

Trump Plan to Slash EPA Budget Endangers Public Health

President Trump's plan to slash the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by almost a third will cripple an already underfunded agency, endangering public health and the quality of Americans'...

EWG: EPA Chief's Shrug at Carbon Dioxide’s Role in Climate Change an 'Ominous Signal'

Scott Pruitt's downplaying of carbon dioxide as the driver of global warming is an ominous first signal of how the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator will address climate change, EWG...

Press Reports Cite White House’s Deep Divisions Over Climate Change Policy

The New York Times' Coral Davenport reports today that President Trump is being pulled in opposite directions over whether to pull the country out of the landmark Paris climate change treaty. The U.S...

Trump’s EPA Budget Cuts Will Hit Lower-Income Communities of Color Hardest

The Trump administration's plan to eliminate funding for environmental justice programs will increase the already outsized burden of toxic pollution borne by lower-income communities of color, EWG...

It Didn't Take Long: Trump’s First Environmental Assault Endangers Drinking Water of 100 Million Americans

WASHINGTON – With Scott Pruitt now installed as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, President Trump has moved quickly to strike a vital safeguard aimed at protecting the drinking...

EWG: Trump’s EPA Budget Cuts Will Be Disaster for Clean Water, Air

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration’s massive cuts to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency will cripple the agency’s ability to protect drinking water and air from polluters, and...

EWG: Latest Trump Executive Order Will Put Food Safety, Air, Water and Public Health in Peril

President Trump and his top aide, Steve Bannon, are charging ahead with their plans to “deconstruct the administrative state,” by threatening vital protections that safeguard food, drinking water, air...

Citing Too Much Work, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Moves to Block Remaining Pruitt Emails

After sitting on an open records request for more than a year, the Oklahoma attorney general's office – occupied until a week ago by Scott Pruitt, now head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

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