News Releases

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
One of the world’s biggest producers of asbestos, a Russian company with ties to Vladimir Putin, is praising President Trump for allowing asbestos to remain legal in the U.S.
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Thursday, July 5, 2018
After 18 months of ethical scandals, profligate spending of taxpayer dollars and rollbacks of public health protections, Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He leaves a legacy as unquestionably the worst head of the agency in its 48-year history, said EWG President Ken Cook.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Under the guise of “transparency,” the Trump administration’s proposed GMO disclosure rule may in fact codify secrecy and confusing labels for genetically modified foods, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Loopholes proposed by the Trump administration could exempt more than 10,000 – or one out of six – genetically modified foods from a new GMO disclosure law, according to a new analysis by EWG .
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on the full Senate’s passage of its version of the farm bill.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
The latest round of tests by federal scientists found antibiotic-resistant bacteria on nearly 80 percent of supermarket meat in 2015, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
House Republicans pushed through their version of the 2018 Farm Bill today, which would waste billions more in taxpayer money with new loopholes. The bill would let the super rich and people who don’t live or work on a farm to reap large sums of money through farm subsidies.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A government report released today – which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense and the White House for fear it would cause a “public relations nightmare” – recommends a much lower safe level for toxic fluorinated, or PFAS, chemicals than the EPA’s non-enforceable health advisory level.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
According to press reports, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will appear before the full Senate Environment and Public Works Committee sometime in August to answer questions about the multiple federal investigations and other scandals he faces.
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Friday, June 15, 2018
Today, the head of the Office of Government Ethics called for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General to further investigate the latest scandals involving the agency’s chief, Scott Pruitt.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a key spending bill today that includes report language requiring the Trump administration to release a key chemical contamination study it buried.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Republican chairman of the Senate committee with oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency plans to call the agency’s embattled chief Scott Pruitt to testify over scandals.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on passage of the Senate version of the farm bill by the Senate Committee on Agriculture.
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Under fire from revelations about his conflicts of interest and abuses of office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reportedly instructed his staff to go slow on complying with Freedom of Information Act requests. Given the myriad scandals that have come to light about Pruitt, it’s scary to think what else he may be trying to hide, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.
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Monday, June 11, 2018
On Wednesday, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, will offer an amendment to the Senate farm bill that would tighten requirements for farm subsidies. The Environmental Working Group urged support for Grassley’s proposal, saying subsidies should be a safety net, not a handout.
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Friday, June 8, 2018
Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on the Senate version of the farm bill.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018
A wide-ranging coalition of public interest groups is calling for the immediate release of a suppressed federal study that says perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water are hazardous at much lower levels than the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines state.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Nearly 28,000 U.S. farmers received taxpayer-funded federal farm subsidies or disaster relief payments for 32 straight years, according to a new EWG analysis of data from the Department of Agriculture.
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Friday, June 1, 2018
Today the Environmental Protection Agency released documents indicating it will dramatically scale back its safety evaluations for 10 chemicals under the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The national home improvement chain Lowe’s announced this week it will begin removing two highly toxic chemicals from its paint stripping products, with the phaseout to be completed by the end of this year.