Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Saving $2 Billion in Polluter Profits Tops Trump EPA’s 2018 ‘Accomplishments’
The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 list of accomplishments touts policies that make it easier and cheaper for polluters to pollute, while painting a wildly distorted record of protecting children’s health. In acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler’s Year in Review, topping the list is pushing...
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Friday, January 25, 2019
EWG Joins More Than 280 Public Interest Groups Calling for End to Government Shutdown
The prolonged partial shutdown of the federal government over President Trump’s insistence for a southern border wall is inflicting enormous public health, environmental and economic damage to millions of Americans, a coalition of more than 280 public interest groups warned in a letter to the...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
EPA’s Wheeler: Climate Change ‘Not a Crisis’
Andrew Wheeler, acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, told a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he doesn’t consider climate change “the greatest crisis” facing the nation but rather “a huge issue that has to be addressed globally.” Testifying before the Senate Environment and...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
EPA’s Wheeler Faces Confirmation Hearing Before Senate Environment Panel
Andrew Wheeler faces a Senate panel confirmation hearing Wednesday for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a six-month tenure as acting administrator that was marked by the rollback of environmental and public health protections. Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for the chemical and...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Trump Nominates Ex-Coal Lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, To Head EPA
President Trump today officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for the coal and chemical industries, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler has been acting EPA administrator since Trump’s first environmental chief, Scott Pruitt, resigned last year after a spate of...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
In Stunning Reversal, EPA Stops Plan to Let Minors Handle Dangerous Pesticides
The Trump administration will no longer pursue plans allowing farm operators to let minors spray toxic pesticides on crops. In an undated letter , Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler informed the chair and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Environment and...
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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Trump EPA Moves to Shield Info on Asbestos Imports and Use From Public
The Trump administration has denied a petition by a coalition of environmental groups calling for increased reporting of asbestos importation and use by U.S. manufacturers – despite a sharp rise in asbestos imports into U.S. ports. The petition asked the Environmental Protection Agency to use its...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Trump Plan to Protect Kids From Lead Falls Far Short
The long-awaited plan by the Trump administration to “wage a war against lead” and protect children from exposure to the potent neurotoxin is a woefully unacceptable response to this public health crisis, said Environmental Working Group. The administration’s Lead Action Plan – announced today by...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
FERC Nominee Who Slammed Renewable Energy, Pushed Coal Bailout Narrowly Passes Senate
The Senate today narrowly approved President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who has openly criticized renewable energy and played a key role in the administration’s efforts to bail out the failing coal and nuclear industries. The Senate voted 50 to 49 to confirm...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Trump EPA to Scale Back Climate Rule to Pave Way for More Coal Plants
The Environmental Protection Agency will repeal an Obama-era climate change regulation requiring coal-fired power plants to install technology that captures carbon dioxide emissions, according to reporting by The New York Times and Axios . The move by the Trump administration is the latest in a...
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