Testimony & Official Correspondence

Friday, June 15, 2007

NOVEMBER 17, 2004 — The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has uncovered evidence that DuPont is suppressing new study results that show significant health risks from their Teflon ingredient PFOA (C8) (Exhibit A, B). The results, reported below, show what appear to be the highest blood levels of the Teflon chemical ever found outside of the workplace in the United States (Exhibit A).

Monday, October 29, 2007

October 29, 2004

Dr. Paul Gilman, Assistant Administrator
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460

Dear Dr. Gilman:

Thank you for your October 27, 2004 letter discussing the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) $2 million partnership with the chemical industry's lobbying arm, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), in a precedent-setting study of the effects on pesticides in children.

Monday, October 29, 2007

October 15, 2004

Michael Leavitt
EPA Administrator
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

Dear Administrator Leavitt:

Environmental Working Group is deeply troubled to learn that the EPA has decided to make the lobbying arm of a powerful regulated industry its "partner" in a major chemical research initiative. This agreement relegates the public and independent scientists to second tier status, and it suggests that any polluter or regulated industry can become a full partner with the EPA if the price is right.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The plight of Florida's farmers in the aftermath of four successive hurricanes has been a focus of media attention, and of calls from political leaders for an estimated $400 million or more in much needed aid for the state's devastated citrus, vegetable and dairy operations. But farm groups are pressing Congress, as they have every year for decades, for a disaster aid package that would disburse taxpayer funds far beyond the hurricane zone—and add $3 billion to the cost of this year's Homeland Security Department spending bill.

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Friday, June 15, 2007


12 AUGUST 2004 | DuPont is continuing to make the same excuses to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their violations of federal law. This analysis by EWG of DuPont's 2003 response to EPA's original inquiry still applies, since their defense has not changed, even after EPA announced it will formally take action against DuPont for violating section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Summary of Teflon-Related TSCA 8(e) Action Against DuPont

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Noose tightening on my favorite case... that would be the...material 3M sells us (Teflon ingredient PFOA) that we poop to the river and into drinking water along the Ohio river." (Parenthesis added)

— Bernard Reilly, DuPont Lawyer
in an April, 2001 e-mail

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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Statement of EWG Action Fund President Ken Cook
Bush Administration Policy on Mercury
National Press Club News Conference with MoveOn

What is it with the Bush Administration and heavy metals?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

EWG's Timeline of the scientific understanding about mercury toxicity from the 1950s to 2004.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

EWG sent this letter to the NAS Committee co-chair after the group approved the highly controversial procedure of using humans in laboratory tests for pesticides and other chemicals.

February 23, 2004

Michael R. Taylor — Committee Co-chair
Senior Fellow and Director
Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036