News Releases

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Letter to the FDA regarding benzene in soft drinks with compilation of data from 1995-2001 study.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006
National Academy of Sciences report calls for lowering fluoride levels in drinking water.
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
The House votes today on a bill pitting giant food companies against the health and safety of American families—a measure that could nullify state laws warning consumers about mercury in fish, lead in candy, arsenic in bottled water, benzene in soft drinks and dozens of other dangers.
Friday, March 3, 2006
Following a published report that the Bush Administration is holding up a study that shows most Americans carry a toxic rocket fuel chemical in their bodies at levels close to federal safety limits, Environmental Working Group (EWG) is calling for the immediate release of the study so EPA and state agencies can take steps to protect the public.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Today the Environmental Working Group (EWG) sent a letter to the FDA requesting that the Agency notify the public about the presence of two ingredients in many popular children's drinks that can mix together to form the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
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Monday, January 30, 2006
Today, a panel of outside experts gave draft comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saying that an indestructible, toxic chemical that pollutes nearly every American's blood is a "likely human carcinogen."
Friday, January 13, 2006
It is the category of industrial chemicals that, by consensus, scientists and government regulators the world over worry most about: substances that persist in the environment, accumulate in wildlife and people, and pose worrisome health risks for decades.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Los Alamos Lab contractor caught in scientific fraud: work on chromium contamination conflicts with ties to polluters.
Friday, December 23, 2005
A consulting firm hired by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) to fight the "Erin Brockovich" lawsuit distorted data from a Chinese study to plant an article in a scientific journal reversing the study's original conclusion that linked an industrial chemical to cancer, according to documents obtained by EWG.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will fine Teflon maker DuPont $16.5 million for two decades' worth of covering up company studies that showed it was polluting drinking water and newborn babies with an indestructible chemical that causes cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems in animals. The chemical is in the blood of over 95 percent of Americans.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Reps. Richard Pombo (R-CA) and Jim Gibbons (R-NV) have pulled mining legislation from the House budget bill that could have sold off 350 million acres of American public lands.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Proposed fixes to heavily criticized mining legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. James A. Gibbons (R-NV) could still cost Nevada schools more than $120 million, slash $100 million per year in taxes currently paid by the mining industry, and leave 350 millions acres of public property across the West open to purchase and development.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Breakdown chemicals from DuPont coatings and related sources are now in the blood of 95 percent of Americans, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has spent the last several years trying to determine how they get there.
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Thursday, November 10, 2005
The House of Representatives votes today on a federal spending bill with language from Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) that will let foreign mining companies, real estate speculators, oil and mining conglomerates, or anyone else purchase up to 350 million acres of American taxpayers' lands for as little as $1,000 per acre.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
A little-known provision in the current House budget reconciliation could precipitate one of the largest land giveaways in American history.
Thursday, October 6, 2005
In advance of Thursday morning's mark-up of budget reconciliation measures in the Senate Agriculture Committee, Chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) proposed to extend bloated, highly controversial U.S. farm subsidy programs for an additional four years, through 2011, while slashing funds for food stamps and conservation programs.
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Thursday, September 29, 2005
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) next month will release 250,000-acres for oil and gas development in the heart of New Mexico's Otero Mesa — despite strong local opposition from the governor, the attorney general, a U.S. senator, ranchers, hunters, conservationists and thousands of other New Mexicans.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
EWG, Beyond Pesticides and Fluoride Action Network challenge the safety of new food tolerances issued by the EPA for the fluoride-based pesticide, sulfuryl fluoride.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The federal government is about to make a deal to give a few hundred California farmers control of more water than Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego combined use in a year — at pennies on the dollar of the price paid by urban water users.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Policy needs to change at the federal and state levels. For decades, federal transportation dollars have gone overwhelmingly to road projects. State transportation spending has also favored roads over transit. "We built the national highway system in the 1950s to protect us from Cold War threats," said Wiles. "But the world has changed and the threats to our security have changed. We need to change our transportation system to reflect 21st century security needs."
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