News Releases

Friday, January 22, 2021
Today DuPont, Chemours and Corteva announced a cost-sharing agreement worth $4 billion to settle lawsuits involving the historic use of the highly toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
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Friday, January 22, 2021
The Environmental Working Group applauds President Biden’s nomination of Richard Glick to be chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Initially nominated by then-President Trump, Glick has been a member of the commission since November 2017.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Today the Environmental Protection Agency took two long-overdue preliminary actions toward regulating the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in Americans’ tap water, committing to set legal limits for the two most notorious PFAS compounds and to test public water systems for more than two dozen others.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
In one of the most reprehensible and dangerous decisions by the Trump Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce tomorrow that the agency will drop proposals to ban certain hazardous uses for three extremely toxic, even lethal chemicals.
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Toyota will pay $180 million to settle federal civil charges of repeatedly failing for at least a decade to report emissions-related defects in its vehicles, in what the Environmental Protection Agency called a “serious violation” of Clean Air Act rules designed to protect public health and the environment from harmful air pollutants.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
In yet another 11th-hour rollback of public health protections, political leaders at the Environmental Protection Agency overruled career scientists and watered down a major health assessment for one of the most toxic “forever chemicals” estimated to contaminate the drinking water for nearly 1 million Americans.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Today Follain launches seven new EWG VERIFIED™ products at ULTA Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. The collection of Follain skincare products is the result of years of consultations with thousands of people with different skin types and concerns.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
In response to yesterday’s shocking and deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol by a riotous mob incited by President Trump, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook today called for Trump’s immediate removal from office through the 25th Amendment, followed by impeachment, conviction and disqualification from ever again holding office.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Newly released test data from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency show that more than 100 public water systems in the state are contaminated with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
With two weeks left in President Trump’s term, his Environmental Protection Agency has once again issued an 11th-hour rule that will hamper the incoming Biden administration’s efforts to protect public health.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The FY 2021 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress Monday night provides nearly $300 million for new investments to address the regulation and cleanup of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
Monday, December 21, 2020
EWG applauds the inclusion of funds for Covid-19 protections for farm and food workers in the pandemic relief package congressional leaders agreed to on Sunday. The package, which awaits a final vote before being sent to President Trump for his signature or veto, authorizes the Department of Agriculture to pay for protections for farm and food workers.
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Friday, December 18, 2020
An eleventh-hour proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency would approve incineration and other disposal methods for some of the fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS that would neither destroy nor contain the toxic “forever chemicals.”
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Michael Regan as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, The New York Times reports. Regan, 44, currently North Carolina’s top environmental official, would be the second Black person to lead the agency charged with protecting public health and the environment, after Lisa Jackson, who headed the EPA during President Obama’s second term.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden’s pick of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be energy secretary signals a commitment to the clean energy revolution – a sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s failed attempt to prop up dirty fossil fuels.
Friday, December 11, 2020
State legislation introduced today would set a legally enforceable limit on the amount of lead leaching from drinking water faucets and fixtures, reducing by five times the amount now allowed by a plumbing industry standard. Assembly Bill 100, by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), would restrict the amount of lead leaching from faucets and fixtures to no more than 1 microgram.
Friday, December 11, 2020
A federal health agency is investigating whether exposure to the fluorinated "forever chemicals" called PFAS could affect the potential effectiveness and duration of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Today the Environmental Working Group published a new comprehensive Guide to Safer Diapers, an analysis of the chemicals and materials used in baby diapers, to help parents and caregivers sort through the vast array of product options – and related advertising claims – available on the market.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
With just over 40 days left in office, on Wednesday the Trump administration finalized a rule making it harder for the Environmental Protection Agency to enact clean air standards that protect public health and address the climate crisis.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Tom Vilsack to be Secretary of Agriculture, according to news reports. Here is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs

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