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GOP Energy Bill Presents Historic Threat to Environment

Dozens of provisions in the GOP energy bill agreement pending in Congress make it a historic threat to the environment, according to Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook.

List of towns, counties blocked from drinking water clean up by GOP Energy Bill Grows

Dozens of provisions in the GOP energy bill agreement pending in Congress make it a historic threat to the environment, according to Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook.

Congressional Plan to Shield Polluters From Cleanup Costs Will Benefit A Handful of Texas Oil Refiners

Millions of consumers and their water utilities in 25 states will be forced to pay billions of dollars to remove a toxic, foul-smelling gasoline additive from drinking water under a plan to prohibit...

TOXIC FIRE RETARDANTS FOUND IN U.S. WOMEN'S BREAST MILK

In the first nationwide tests for chemical fire retardants in the breast milk of American mothers, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found unexpectedly high levels of these little-known thyroid toxins...

First-Ever U.S. Tests of Farmed Salmon Show High Levels of Cancer-Causing PCBs

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released results of the most extensive tests to date of cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) levels in farmed salmon consumed in the United States...

SEN. BOXER INTRODUCES BILL TO SET SAFETY STANDARD

Environmental Working Group (EWG) applauded Sen. Barbara Boxer's introduction today of a bill to set a national safety standard for rocket fuel waste in drinking water, and released exclusive up-to...
Research

Children Overexposed to Rocket Fuel Chemical

As a House committee prepares to vote on a bill requiring the EPA to set a safety standard to protect children from the rocket fuel contaminant perchlorate in tap water, a new analysis by Environmental Working Group finds that 250,000 one-year-olds are exposed to perchlorate above the government's safe dose, from food sources alone. This is the equivalent of 1 in every 16 one-year-olds in the

NON-ANGLO & LOWER-INCOME CALIFORNIANS MORE LIKELY TO BREATHE HARMFUL LEVELS OF DIRTY AIR

Residents of predominantly non-Anglo or poorer neighborhoods in California are much more likely to breathe harmful levels of airborne soot and dust than residents of more affluent or white...

Lone Smog State

A new computer investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), using data generated by Texas and other state governments, shows Texas Gov. George Bush has the worst anti-smog record in the...

USDA sides with EWG on E. coli

The food poisoning test that ABC News Correspondent John Stossel used to allege that organic food "could kill you" cannot definitively prove any risk of food poisoning, according to a letter issued by...

Truth Wins Round One: ABC Confirms Stossel's Pesticide Results don't Exist

After six months of stone-walling, ABC News yesterday confirmed an Environmental Working Group (EWG) allegation that the network did not conduct pesticide tests for a special "20/20" investigation by...
Research

Trouble Downstream

Due to lax standards and implementation problems, the conservation compliance program is missing cost-effective opportunities to make further, substantial reductions in soil erosion on U.S. cropland.

4 Contra Costa Plants Long Overdue

Half of major industrial water polluters in California are operating with expired pollution permits, according to state and federal data analyzed by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Friends of...

News Release

By cutting energy efficiency programs almost in half, electric utilities are sticking consumers with bigger electric bills and dirty air, concludes Unplugged, a new study by the Environmental Working...

Industry Wages Fight with Campaign Contributions

An analysis of campaign contributions and air pollution data released today by the Environmental Working Group concludes that too many politicians side with their contributors and against their...

EWG Air Monitoring Finds Hazardous Levels of Methyl Bromide

EWG Air Monitoring Finds Hazardous Levels of Methyl Bromide in Yards of Castroville Residents State's Tighter Restrictions Not Enough; Neighbors Call for Ban of Chemical

Scare Tactics, not Science

Rural areas are largely unaffected by toxic airborne particle pollution that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks to reduce in order to save thousands of lives in major urban areas...

Toxic Wastes 'Recycled' as Fertilizer Threaten U.S. Farms and Food Supply

Under the guise of 'recycling,' millions of pounds of toxic waste are shipped each year from polluting industries to fertilizer manufacturers and farmers, who used toxic waste laden with dioxin, lead...

Canada Moves Toward BPA Ban; Wal-Mart Will Pull All BPA-Laced Items

A day after the world's largest retailer announced plans to pull all products containing the toxic chemical BPA from store shelves, Canada began moving forward with a total ban of the toxic chemical.

DuPont to pay $8.3 Million

The DuPont company has agreed to pay $8.3 million to install water filters in nearly 5,000 southern New Jersey homes whose tap water is polluted with the toxic industrial chemical perfluorooctanoic...

Major Study of Teflon Chemical in People Suggests Harm To Immune System, Liver, Thyroid

A chemical used to make Teflon, food wrappers and dozens of other products may harm the immune system, liver and thyroid and cause higher cholesterol in children, according to the initial findings of...

EPA Fines Teflon Maker DuPont for Chemical Cover-Up

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...

EPA Science Panel Says Teflon Chemical 'Likely' Cause of Cancer

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...

EPA, DuPont Settle and Delay Court Case Over Human Pollution

The penalty DuPont will reportedly pay for covering up its pollution of newborn American babies with the cancer-causing Teflon chemical will likely be $15 million. This sum amounts to just 8 percent...