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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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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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Map: Florence Drenched Thousands of North Carolina CAFOs and Animal Waste Pits
Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains pelted areas of North Carolina that are home to more than 1,500 industrial animal operations with more than 1,000 nearby animal waste storage cesspools. These operations have the potential to annually produce as much as four billion gallons of wet swine waste...
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
White House Strikes Discussion of Impacts of Climate Change on Children’s Health from Draft EPA Rule
The White House removed key language documenting the heightened risks climate change presents to children from a draft EPA proposal to repeal a rule to reduce heat-trapping chemicals leaking into the atmosphere, according to new documents first reported by E&E News . The chemicals, known as...
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Even the Trump Admin. Predicts Catastrophic Rise in Global Temperatures by 2100 – and Says It’s Useless to Try to Stop It
The Trump administration, led by a president who called climate change a hoax and is gutting efforts to cut carbon emissions, predicts global temperatures will rise catastrophically by the end of the century – and that there’s no use trying to stop it. The Washington Post and E&E News have both...
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Local Limits on Spraying Monsanto’s Toxic Weed Killer in Parks, Playgrounds and Schoolyards Blocked by House Republican Farm Bill
More than 50 city and county ordinances banning the use of the toxic weed killer glyphosate on local playgrounds, parks and schoolyards could be overturned by a provision championed by House Republicans in their version of the farm bill, an EWG analysis found. A four-page provision tucked away in...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Trump’s Scheme to Repeal Clean Power Plan Means More Kids with Asthma, More Early Deaths, Dirtier Air
This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency released the Trump administration's plan to let states regulate air pollution from coal-fired power plants, which would mean more children suffering from asthma, more Americans dying early deaths and only miniscule reduction of global warming...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
EWG Responds to General Mills and Quaker Oats: ‘Legal Is Not the Same as Safe’
The Environmental Working Group is disappointed that General Mills and the Quaker Oats Company have brushed aside consumer health concerns raised by new research that found the cancer-causing weed killer glyphosate in Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oatmeal and Cheerios. The...
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Friday, June 29, 2018
Loophole Could Exempt Over 10,000 GMO Foods from Disclosure Law
Loopholes proposed by the Trump administration could exempt over 10,000 – or one out of six – genetically modified foods from a new GMO disclosure law, according to an EWG analysis. The draft rule may exempt foods produced with GMOs if the food products contain highly refined GMO sugars and oils...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
HHS Releases ‘Nightmare’ PFAS Chemical Study Suppressed by Scott Pruitt, White House
A government report released today – which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense and the White House for fear it would cause a “public relations nightmare” – recommends a much lower safe level for toxic fluorinated, or PFAS, chemicals than the EPA’s non-...
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Friday, June 15, 2018
Senate Committee Moves to Force Release of Water Contamination Study Blocked by Scott Pruitt, White House
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill today that includes report language requiring the Trump administration to release a key scientific study it buried. The study proposed safe levels for fluorinated, or PFAS, chemicals in drinking water at levels nearly six times lower than...
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