Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WASHINGTONPresident Trump will announce whether he is pulling out of the historic Paris climate change accord after returning from the G7 Summit at the end of this month. If he does, the U.S. will join the ranks of Syria and Nicaragua – the only nations in the world that are not committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions – said EWG President Ken Cook.

Key Issues: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A high-stakes series of meetings, including one between Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and daughter of President Trump, on whether the U.S. should remain in the landmark Paris climate change agreement, were suddenly cancelled. 

Key Issues: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration denied a petition today by public interest groups, including EWG, to ban the use in dry food packaging of perchlorate, a toxic chemical that is also an ingredient in rocket fuel.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Only one week after his confirmation as secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the Trump administration will roll back the health-protective nutrition standards for school meals championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced the Senate version of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would require endless agency studies and two layers of judicial and Congressional review before new consumer protection rules could be adopted. The bill, should it become law, would make it virtually impossible for federal agencies to enact rules and safeguards to protect public health and the environment, noted EWG legislative attorney, Melanie Benesh.

Key Issues: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

President Trump’s actions during his first 100 days in office will put the drinking water for millions of rural Americans in jeopardy, noted EWG senior vice president for government affairs, Scott Faber.

Key Issues: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Denver-based cosmetics and personal care brand Mineral Fusion will begin selling over 125 EWG VERIFIED™ color cosmetics in more than 300 CVS stores in California, making its product line more conveniently accessible to the health-minded consumer. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee voted today in support of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sending the nomination to the full Senate for consideration.

Key Issues: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

President Trump’s executive order gutting the Clean Power Plan shows his disregard for protecting public health and the environment, said EWG President Ken Cook.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The National Black Farmers Association and the Environmental Working Group called on leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees today to increase transparency in federal farm subsidy programs.

Key Issues: