News Releases

Thursday, June 21, 2007
Today, Dr. John Boyd, President of the National Black Farmer’s Association, testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Today EWG released the first-ever, in-depth analysis of the safety and effectiveness of more than 700 name-brand sunscreens
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
A new Web site, developed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) from millions of previously unpublished USDA subsidy records and released today, provides nearly full disclosure of federal farm subsidy beneficiaries for the first time.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Some of America's richest and largest farms are paying pennies for the vast amounts of electricity needed to deliver irrigation water to California's arid Central Valley.
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Friday, May 4, 2007
In letter sent today to the new point person in charge of food safety at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook called on the agency to back up its claims that melamine is not a danger to the public's health by disclosing its scientific research and analysis that brought the agency to that conclusion. To date, over 8,500 pet deaths have been reported.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Oil and gas drilling in big game habitat on Western public lands has more than doubled in the past decade, pushing sportsmen out of their favorite hunting spots, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of federal data.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
A series of critical new studies by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the EPA's proposed safe exposure level for the rocket fuel contaminant perchlorate is not protective of public health.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook testified today before the US House of Representatives Agricultural Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Using previously unpublished data compiled in response to the congressional mandate in Section 1614 of the 2002 farm bill, Mr. Cook illustrated the need for a dramatic increase in federal agricultural conservation programs.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007
After the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that contractor Sciences International (SI) worked for companies who made chemicals under review by the agency, NIH let the company conduct its own internal investigation into conflicts of interest.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
The Bush Administration has adopted regulations that will dramatically roll back Americans' right to know about chemical hazards in their neighborhoods, allowing California industries to handle almost 600,000 pounds of toxic chemicals a year without telling the public, according to a report released today by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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Friday, March 30, 2007
It's one thing to have an ethanol boom in the Corn Belt. An ethanol blow-out is another thing altogether.
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Thursday, March 29, 2007
An Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of recently published data from scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Boston University (BU) shows that infants are being exposed to dangerous levels of the rocket fuel component perchlorate.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
"Tests by the CDC and independent researchers have confirmed that many Americans are carrying the rocket fuel ingredient, perchlorate, in their bodies in amounts that lower thyroid hormone levels, in some cases substantially."
Saturday, March 10, 2007
As new mining claims multiply across the Western United States, Environmental Working Group (EWG) applauds House Natural Resources Committee Chairman, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) for reintroducing much-needed mining reform legislation.
Monday, March 5, 2007
In the most comprehensive U.S. tests for an industrial chemical used to line cans of foods, an independent laboratory found a compound linked to birth defects in more than half of the samples of canned fruit, vegetables, soda, and baby formula from supermarket shelves, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) report released today.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
A federal agency that evaluates the causes of birth defects and other reproductive problems is run by a consulting firm with ties to companies that make chemicals the agency is charged with reviewing, according to an investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Plans to add fluoride to Southern Californians' tap water this summer are raising concerns that parents may not know of the potential risks of using fluoridated water to mix infant formula.
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Friday, February 16, 2007
This study supports the long-standing advice of the federal government, the Environmental Working Group, and many other organizations: women should eat seafood during pregnancy known to be low in mercury and other harmful pollutants.
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Thursday, February 8, 2007
Many of the cosmetic industry's chemical safety assessments reveal that common petroleum-based cosmetic ingredients can be contaminated with a cancer-causing impurity called 1,4-dioxane.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
EWG and the National Black Farmers Association are pleased with the introduction of the Pigford Claims Remedy Act today. Introduced by Representatives Scott (D-VA) and Chabot (R-OH) and Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Obama (D-IL), the act will help thousands of African American farmers who were denied entry in the Pigford v. Glickman settlement.
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