News Releases

Monday, July 1, 2019
Almost 20 percent of California’s K-12 school campuses serve drinking water with detectable levels of lead.
Friday, June 28, 2019
The cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane, which contaminates the drinking water of millions of Americans and is found in personal care products and other consumer goods, is “not an unreasonable risk” to the American public or the environment, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The Senate today passed a defense spending bill including a bipartisan amendment to dramatically expand efforts to monitor the scope of the PFAS contamination crisis and eliminate a major source of the contamination.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Amendments proposed Tuesday to the House version of a must-pass defense bill would dramatically expand efforts to monitor and clean up contamination of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Bill Wehrum, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s office of air and radiation, who played a key role in the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal key Obama-era climate change initiatives at the behest of the fossil fuel industry, quit today.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Senate legislation introduced today would require all states to adopt energy policies to produce at least half of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2035. That would raise the share of renewable energy for the entire nation to 50 percent or more, up from nearly 20 percent today.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Glyphosate, the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S., should be added to the list of toxic chemicals the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly measures in the bodies of the American people, Environmental Working Group said in a letter sent today to the CDC.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Duke Energy wants to force its Indiana customers to pay for a business-as-usual plan that continues to rely almost exclusively on dirty and expensive coal- and gas-fired power plants, ignoring the enormous potential of clean, safe, efficient and affordable renewable sources such as wind and solar.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Drinking water contaminated with nitrate could be responsible for more than 12,500 cases of cancer each year, according to a peer-reviewed study by Environmental Working Group presented today at a conference of leading cancer and environmental health experts.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Trump administration on Wednesday officially replaced the only federal program in place designed to combat climate change by lowering carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
On Tuesday, bipartisan legislation to protect Californians, especially children, from jewelry tainted with highly toxic heavy metals sailed through a key committee.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
A key Senate committee today approved a bipartisan proposal to expand dramatically government efforts to monitor the scope of the PFAS contamination crisis.
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Friday, June 14, 2019
A bipartisan amendment proposed for the Senate version of an annual defense spending bill would dramatically expand efforts to monitor the scope of the toxic PFAS chemical contamination crisis.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The House of Representatives will soon consider a must-pass piece of legislation that includes a provision to prohibit the use on military installations of firefighting foam containing the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
A toxic weedkiller linked to cancer was detected in every sample of oat-based cereals and snack products in a new round of laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The two top officials with the Food and Drug Administration today dismissed test results by the agency’s own scientists that found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in food.
Friday, June 7, 2019
This week, more than 100,000 Americans officially joined EWG and 20 companies calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to significantly restrict the use of Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate on oats as a pre-harvest drying agent.
Friday, June 7, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration has once again found talc-based cosmetics marketed to teens contain asbestos.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Nitrate pollution of U.S. drinking water may cause up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, according to a new peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group.
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