Statements

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Environmental Working Group submitted written comments to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council with recommendations on the necessary measures for addressing the PFAS contamination crisis.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Today the California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762, passed out of the State Senate Environmental Quality Committee. If enacted, the law would be the first in the nation to ban 12 toxic ingredients, including mercury and formaldehyde, from the beauty and personal care products Californians use every day.

Friday, May 15, 2020

 

WASHINGTON ­­– Today the House passed the HEROES Act, a $3 billion coronavirus stimulus package. Here is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber:  

Millions of families are struggling with hunger, and millions of workers are risking their lives to keep us fed. The House was right to boost funding to feed hungry Americans through the SNAP program, to provide hazard and sick pay for food and farm workers, and to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue emergency standards to protect food and farm workers. 

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762, today passed out of the State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials.

The following is the statement of EWG President Ken Cook on the vote to advance A.B. 2762, which bans 12 chemicals from cosmetics, including formaldehyde, mercury, PFAS, long-chain parabens, and phthalates.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Here is a statement by Scott Faber, senior vice president for the Environmental Working Group, on the $484 billion COVID-19 bill currently under consideration by Congress:

Monday, April 13, 2020

Congress must make support for the nation’s food and farm system a priority in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill, said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs at EWG. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – Following passage today of the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, Environmental Working Group urged Congress to include support for hungry families, food and farm workers, and the renewable energy sector in the expected next round of aid.

The following statement is from EWG President Ken Cook.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – Environmental Working Group today applauded Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) for introducing the Agriculture Resilience Act, critical legislation that would dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector, which account for more than 8 percent of total emissions in the U.S.

Here is a statement from Colin O’Neil, EWG’s legislative director:

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy PFAS contamination

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The defense bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy PFAS contamination.

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