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Trump to Pull Out of Climate Accord as Early as Tomorrow, Adviser Says

President Trump will pull out of the historic Paris climate agreement as early as Tuesday, according to the adviser who led the Environmental Protection Agency transition. The Hill newspaper reports...

Target’s Push for Full Ingredient Disclosure Echoes Consumer Demand

Today's decision by Target to require full ingredient disclosure from its suppliers by 2020 is great news for consumers, said EWG President Ken Cook.

Taking a Page From Putin Regime, Trump Administration Silences EPA

Today's unprecedented action by the White House forbidding the Environmental Protection Agency to share any information with the press or public is a chilling move that mocks democratic principles...

Leaked Memo Details Trump's Plans for War on Public Health, Environment and Science

An internal memo by President Donald Trump's top environmental policy adviser reveals the new administration's plans to dismantle key air and water protection programs, and slash the budget of the...

EWG Statement on Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture Nominee

Media reports indicate President-elect Donald Trump has tapped former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his nominee for Secretary of Agriculture.

Senate Should Reject Scott Pruitt, Polluters’ Choice for EPA

WASHINGTON – Scott Pruitt, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the most hostile Environmental Protection Agency administrator in the history of the agency, and would almost certainly push policies...

Using New Authority, EPA Proposes First Toxic Chemical Ban in More Than 25 Years

Using its strengthened powers under the recently modernized chemical safety law, the Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to ban a chemical's use as an aerosol spray degreaser and spot...

EWG Statement on EPA’s Top 10 Chemicals

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its list of 10 priority chemicals.

EWG's Statement on EPA’s Fast Track Action on PBT Chemicals

Environmental Working Group released the following statement today in response to EPA's decision to fast track review of five persistent bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals, or PBTs. This action is...

House Bill to Strengthen Federal Personal Care Products Law

EWG Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber said that draft cosmetics legislation released today by Reps. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., will help make regulation of...

EWG’s Statement on FDA’s Finalized ‘GRAS Rule’

EWG Legislative Attorney Melanie Benesh issued the following statement today in response to the federal Food and Drug Administration's announcement Friday that it finalized its rule governing...

EWG’s Statement On House Consideration Of GMO Labeling Bill

EWG President Ken Cook issued the following statement today in response to the House's consideration of the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill the House is expected to take up this week.

Statement on Federal GMO Labeling Proposal

EWG President Ken Cook issued the following statement in response to the proposal by Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on GMO labeling.

Chemical Reform Law Falls Short in Protecting Public Health, Environment

Environmental Working Group issued the following statement ahead of expected passage today by the House on H.R.3576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2016.

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.
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