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

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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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Friday, November 30, 2018
Coal Boss Who Pushed for Industry Bailout Doubts Trump Will Deliver
A top coal executive who pushed the Trump administration for a bailout that would cost consumers billions of dollars a year admitted the president probably won’t be able to keep his campaign pledge to save the dying industry. Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, contributed heavily to Trump’s campaign...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hormone-Disrupting Weed Killer Taints Tap Water for Millions in Corn Belt
Seasonal spikes of atrazine – a weed killer that can disrupt hormones and harm developing fetuses – contaminate drinking water in corn-growing areas of the Midwest and beyond, according to an analysis of federal records by the Environmental Working Group. Environmental Protection Agency data show...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
In Rebuke of Trump Administration, Voters Deliver Strong Backing for Public Health and Environmental Protection
The results of the mid-term elections are a repudiation of President Trump’s pro-polluter agenda that could not have come at a more critical time for the health and well-being of every American, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook. “President Trump was right,” said EWG President Ken...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Is EPA’s Climate Change Website Gone for Good?
The section of the Environmental Protection Agency’s website that linked human activity, fossil fuels and carbon dioxide to climate change seems to have disappeared for good. This week the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative , or EDGI, which monitors any changes to federal agency...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tests Reveal More Weed Killer Than Some Vitamins in Kids’ Cereals
Tests found more of the weed killer glyphosate than of some vitamins in samples of oat-based breakfast cereals marketed to children, an Environmental Working Group analysis shows. Laboratory tests commissioned by EWG found levels of glyphosate, first produced by Monsanto as Roundup, in samples of...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Roundup for Breakfast, Part 2: In New Tests, Weed Killer Found in All Kids’ Cereals Sampled
A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children. These test results fly in the face of claims by two companies, Quaker and...
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Asbestos Imports Surge as Trump White House Moves to Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal
Asbestos imports to the U.S. soared by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August, according to federal import data analyzed by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working Group. According to the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce,...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
White House Drops Scheme to Bail Out Coal, Nukes
The White House has reportedly shelved a plan by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up the failing coal and nuclear industries by making operators of regional electric grids buy power from aging coal and nuclear plants. Politico reported that President Trump’s advisors on the National Security...
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