News Releases

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Toxic algae and bacteria forced the closure of at least 116 U.S. beaches and triggered health warnings at 162 more this spring and summer, according to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newson signed into law a measure to ban the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from firefighting foams. PFAS-based firefighting foams – known as aqueous film-fighting foam, or AFFF –are among the most significant sources of PFAS water contamination.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a measure to protect millions of children from the developmental and health impacts of toxic lead exposure.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Today the House unveiled the HEROES 2.0 Act. Here is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The following is a statement from Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, on House passage of H.R. 8319.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
More than 700 Department of Defense sites are likely to be contaminated with the fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, according to new data released this week by the Pentagon.
Monday, September 14, 2020
A failure in forest management – not climate change – is fueling the catastrophic wildfire inferno on the West Coast, President Trump said today.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Since 2018, in response to retaliatory tariffs from President Trump’s long-term trade war with China, the Department of Agriculture has paid many billions of dollars to farmers supposedly suffering financial losses. The payments are made through the Market Facilitation Program, or MFP.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
As parents send their kids back to school, reopening buildings safely is top of mind. Parents are worried about the coronavirus pandemic but likely unaware that some schools are near industrial facilities known or suspected of producing or using the fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The following is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, on the COVID-19 relief package released today by Senate Republicans.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Duke Energy says it will achieve “net zero” carbon pollution by 2050. But its new resource plan for the Carolinas almost certainly means it will continue to rely on fossil fuels and nuclear reactors as its dominant sources of energy.
Monday, August 31, 2020
The California state legislature sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that would protect millions of children from the developmental and health impacts of toxic lead exposure. Assembly Bill 2276 addresses the state’s poor track record of ensuring that the children most at risk of lead poisoning are screened and tested.
Monday, August 31, 2020
The California legislature approved a measure to address the growing contamination crisis of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. The bill would ban the chemicals in PFAS-based firefighting foams, like aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF – one of the most significant sources of PFAS water contamination. The bill now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has until the end of September to act on it.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Since 2013, Duke Energy and its partners have scrapped natural gas pipelines and nuclear power plants totaling $11.6 billion, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.
Monday, August 31, 2020
The California legislature passed Assembly Bill 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act . This landmark legislation bans 12 toxic ingredients , such as PFAS, mercury and formaldehyde, which are already prohibited from cosmetics and other personal care products sold in the European Union and other countries. The law now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency canceled a study to look into the incineration of the fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. The study would have burned toxic PFAS and measured the amount released into the air at the Union County Resource Recovery Facility on the Rahway River in New Jersey.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Communities across the United States have spent more than $1 billion since 2010 dealing with outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in lakes, rivers and drinking water supplies, according to a groundbreaking new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
If people switch to an all-organic diet, the levels of the most widely used weedkiller in the world swiftly and dramatically plummet in their bodies, according to a new study reported on today by Environmental Health News .
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
During a second-quarter earnings call on Monday, Duke Energy executives told Wall Street analysts they don’t see offshore wind as a viable source of energy for at least another 10 years or more.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Last month, the soaring costs and dim future of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline forced Duke Energy and Dominion Energy to cancel the $8 billion project.
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