2017

Controversial EPA nominee Michael Dourson withdraws nomination

December 2017

Michael Dourson, who President Trump nominated to run the chemical safety division at the EPA, withdrew his name from consideration after it was clear there were not enough votes in the Senate to confirm him.

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Detailed FERC subsidizing billions of dollars to coal and nuclear plants

November 2017

An EWG report analyzes data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, and the Energy Information Administration, or EIA, showing that since 2009, solar power capacity has grown by a factor of 89 and wind power capacity has increased sixfold. 

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Uncovered a scheme through which large-scale farmers receive double subsidies

November 2017

Through federal farm programs, American taxpayers are routinely paying thousands of wealthy mega-farms twice for the same “loss,” according to an EWG report.

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Chefs from around the nation lobby Congress

October 2017

As Congress began debate on the farm bill, some of the nation's top chefs gathered on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to protect the nation’s most effective anti-hunger program from budget cuts.

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California cleaning product disclosure law signed by governor

October 2017

In a major victory for consumers’ and workers’ right to know, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that requires manufacturers of a wide array of cleaning products to disclose ingredients.

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Walmart urges companies to get EWG VERIFIED™

September 2017

Walmart, the biggest brick-and-mortar retailer in the world, announced this week it is encouraging all companies that sell personal care products in its U.S. stores to get the EWG VERIFIEDTM seal. 

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Long-championed cleaning products bill passed

September 2017

California lawmakers approved legislation to require manufacturers to disclose ingredients in home and commercial cleaning products.

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Child lead testing bill passed

September 2017

California lawmakers unanimously passed legislation, supported by EWG, that would mean hundreds of thousands more at-risk children would be tested for lead poisoning each year. 

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Uncovered carcinogenic chemical in drinking water and consumer products

September 2017

Using our tap water and cosmetics databases, EWG found the unregulated cancer-causing contaminant 1,4-dioxane in the water supply of 90 million Americans and thousands of personal care products.

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Applauded Procter & Gamble’s fragrance ingredient transparency

August 2017

Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced that by 2019, the company would begin disclosure of fragrance ingredients for all its products sold in the U.S. and Canada. This came as welcome news to EWG after its 25 years advocating for chemical ingredient disclosures in all consumer goods.

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