News Releases

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today announced legislation to support voluntary conservation practices on more than 100 million acres of U.S. farmland. The bill would also fund the planting of 10 billion trees.
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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Federal and state tests have found dangerous toxins, common in outbreaks of blue-green algae, in hundreds of lakes, rivers and other bodies of water nationwide – yet authorities are doing little to notify and protect Americans, according to a new analysis and map from the Environmental Working Group.
Friday, August 2, 2019
European food safety regulators have found there is no safe level of exposure for a brain-damaging pesticide President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency recently refused to ban.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The Defense Department will establish a new task force to address drinking water contamination from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS at military facilities and in nearby communities, according to a news release by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Ohio legislators today passed by a one-vote margin a bill giving a $1.1 billion bailout to two nuclear power plants.
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
The number of unhealthy air days in nearly three dozen cities soared in the first two years of the Trump administration, according to an annual air pollution report released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Farmers can keep spraying fruits and vegetables with a pesticide shown to harm a child’s brain even at low levels of exposure, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency said today.
Friday, July 12, 2019
The House passed a major defense spending bill today that includes important amendments requiring the Defense Department and the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor and clean up the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.
Friday, July 12, 2019
The House of Representatives today approved an amendment to designate PFAS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA, the Superfund law.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, who was stationed for many years at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, lost his daughter Janey, in 1985, at the age of nine from leukemia after she was exposed to toxic chemicals while living on base.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Thirty years ago today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to ban asbestos. It failed, and despite more than 1 million deaths of Americans since then, now the Trump EPA is working to keep the deadly carcinogen legal.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The House of Representatives tonight approved amendments to quickly end the military’s use of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in firefighting foam and food packaging and to expand efforts to monitor for PFAS pollution.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
EWG applauds the House passage of an amendment authored by Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) to limit industrial discharges of fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS into drinking water supplies.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
The Environmental Working Group has confirmed the presence of the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS at almost 100 new sites.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
This week, the House will consider amendments to quickly end the military’s use of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in firefighting foam and food packaging, and place limits on PFAS discharges into drinking water supplies.
Monday, July 8, 2019
President Trump, who has the worst environmental record in U.S. history, is scheduled to deliver a speech today in which he plans to tout his administration’s environmental record.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
EWG today applauded Reps. Chris Pappas (D-N.H) and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) for introducing legislation to regulate discharges of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS into rivers, lakes and bays.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Almost 20 percent of California’s K-12 school campuses serve drinking water with detectable levels of lead.
Friday, June 28, 2019
The cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane, which contaminates the drinking water of millions of Americans and is found in personal care products and other consumer goods, is “not an unreasonable risk” to the American public or the environment, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The Senate today passed a defense spending bill including a bipartisan amendment to dramatically expand efforts to monitor the scope of the PFAS contamination crisis and eliminate a major source of the contamination.

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