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Statement Of EWG’s Scott Faber On Passage Of DARK Act By Senate Agriculture Committee

The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act...

EWG’s in-depth analysis of the Shimkus proposal’s critical flaws.

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) recently authored the Chemicals in Commerce Act, a discussion draft of legislation purporting to reform our nation’s weak and outdated chemicals management law, the Toxic...

EWG Says EPA Must Press Bug Repellent Companies To Give Users More Accurate Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a voluntary "repellency awareness graphic” that would be displayed on bug repellents. It represents a small step forward but falls short of...

EWG Offers Detailed Analysis of New Industry-Friendly Toxic Chemicals Control Bill

The Environmental Working Group's legal team has concluded that the Chemical Safety Improvement Act proposed last week (May 21) by Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and David Vitter (R-La.) would...

EWG Calls on EPA to Set Lower Limit on Perchlorate in Water

EWG commends EPA for taking action to protect Americans from perchlorate, an endocrine-disrupting compound and contaminant in tap water.

EWG to FDA, EPA: Expand Nano Investigations

EWG submits comments urging the FDA and EPA to take a closer look at nanomaterials, broaden their definition of these substances and fully assess the risks to public health.

EPA Should Require Clear Labels and Warnings for All Ethanol Blends

EWG objects to EPA decision to allow sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) in flexible-fuel or 2007 and newer vehicles. The gasoline-ethanol mix can damage older vehicles and small...

EWG Statement on S. 796, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009

Environmental Working Group (EWG) commends Senator Jeff Bingaman on the introduction of the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 and for his leadership on this important issue. This bill marks...

You Helped Protect the Canyon

Last week, those who support EWG saw some very tangible and important results, as we achieved a major victory in our quest to protect the Grand Canyon from additional uranium mining operations. U.S...

Pharmaceuticals Pollute U.S. Tap Water

Immediate Release: Monday, March 10, 2008 Contact: EWG Public Affairs (202) 667-6982 WASHINGTON - A wide range of pharmaceuticals that include antibiotics, sex hormones, and drugs used to treat...

Congress to Chemical Industry: You’re Under Investigation

WASHINGTON – The powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee today launched a landmark investigation in the chemical industry lobby group, The American Chemistry Council (ACC). In a letter addressed...

Study: Almost Half Of All ‘Natural’ Personal Care Products Contain Known Carcinogen

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2008 Contact: EWG, Jovana Ruzicic, (202) 939 9144 WASHINGTON – A new report by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) released today found a toxic chemical linked to...

Attempts In California to Ban Toxic Chemicals From Food Packaging Advance in State Senate

For Immediate Release Contact: Bill Walker, (510) 444-0973 x301 OAKLAND, Calif., April 10 – Environmental Working Group (EWG) Vice President/West Coast Bill Walker issued the following statement...

FDA Is Challenged on Toxic Chemical in Baby Bottles

Statement of Dr. Anila Jacob, M.D., M.P.H Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group Statements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to a congressional inquiry reveal that the...

EWG Calls on EPA to Protect the Health of Americans and Set Standards for Pollutants in Tap Water

WASHINGTON - A wide range of pharmaceuticals that include antibiotics, sex hormones, and drugs used to treat epilepsy and depression, contaminate drinking water supplies of at least 41 million...

EPA Stops Controversial Study

Today Steve Johnson, nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced that the Agency is calling off a study that would have paid families $970 to videotape their children...

Environmental Working Group Applauds House Vote on The Safe Drinking Water for Healthy Communities Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2007 CONTACT: Jovana Ruzicic, EWG Public Affairs (202) 939-9144 WASHINGTON - Environmental Working Group (EWG) Senior Scientist, Anila Jacob, M.D., M.P.H., praised...

Environmental Working Group Urges Congress to Pass Landmark Mining Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - Environmental Working Group (EWG) Public Lands Senior Analyst Dusty Horwitt, called on the Congress to reform the 1872 Mining Act, signed into law by Ulysses S. Grant and not amended in...

FDA Warns Cosmetics Industry to Follow Law on Untested Ingredients

FDA calls industry's bluff on product safety. Acting on a petition filed June 14, 2004 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [view petition], on February 3, 2005 the Food and Drug Administration...

House Farm Bill: A Missed Opportunity for Leadership and Real Reform

Washington, July 27 — House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, Ranking Member Bob Goodlatte, members of their committee, and their staffs, are to be commended for working long and hard to produce...

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