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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Monday, July 25, 2016


Dear Mary Kay:

I urge Mary Kay to join cosmetic industry leaders – including L’Oreal, Revlon, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and many others – in support S.1014, the Personal Care Products Safety Act. 

Real cosmetics reform is long overdue. In a recent national poll, the majority of your consumers told us they want stricter oversight of personal care products and their ingredients.   

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

EWG strongly opposes legislation designed to cripple the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to carry out its essential functions, including S. 543, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dietary guidelines need to inform consumers of the dangers of mercury in certain seafood and provide clear labeling of added sugars in food. These are key elements for establishing effective guidelines that promote healthy, sustainable diets.

Key Issues: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015

We the undersigned organizations strongly urge the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh heavily the decision last week by the World Health Organization to categorize glyphosate (trade name “Roundup®”) as “probably carcinogenic to humans” 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Testimony of Kenneth Cook on S. 697 before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Testimony of Kenneth Cook


Environmental Working Group

On S. 697

Before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

March 18, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Kenneth Cook and I am the President and co-founder of Environmental Working Group.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, testified Dec. 10 before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health against H.R. 4432, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The legislation would deny Americans the right to know what’s in their food and how it is grown. It would preempt state laws that require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Faber spoke on behalf of Just Label It, a coalition of more than 700 businesses and organizations dedicated to mandatory GE labeling.

Key Issues: 
Monday, November 3, 2014

EWG and 18,444 EWG supporters ask the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee to improve new draft advice on seafood consumption during pregnancy and childhood. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Comments from Environmental Working Group on the Food and Drug Administration proposed revisions to the Nutrition Facts label

Key Issues: 
Monday, June 30, 2014


Administrator Gina McCarthy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1200 Pennsylvania Ave

NW Washington, DC 20460

RE: Dow AgroSciences application to amend their 2,4-D choline salt herbicide for use on 2,4-D tolerant corn and soybeans. Docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0195


Dear Administrator McCarthy: