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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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Bayer-Monsanto Agrees to $10B Settlement With Victims Poisoned by Roundup Weedkiller
In a settlement reached today, Bayer AG agreed to pay $10 billion over claims its signature herbicide Roundup causes cancer in people, according to a report by Reuters . The $10 billion settlement will be apportioned to four leading plaintiffs’ law firms, who will in turn distribute the money to...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
EPA Chief: Environmental and Public Health Rollbacks ‘Make Things Better
Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler told a Senate oversight committee today that the scores of rollbacks of environmental and public health regulations under the Trump administration have made things better. In a hearing of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, Sen...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Essential Food and Farm Workers Urgently Need Federal Protection During COVID-19 Pandemic
Tomorrow, Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Farmworker Justice and the Environmental Working Group will discuss the urgent need for federal protections of essential farm and food workers during the COVID-19 pandemic on a video conference call for members of the media. Essential workers – such as...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Without Worker Protections, Trump’s Planned Order To Keep Meat Plants Open During Pandemic Could Be a Death Sentence
President Donald Trump announced today he will use the Defense Production Act to declare meat-processing plants essential infrastructure, forcing them to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the growing numbers of food and farm workers sickened by the virus , according to a report by...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Disastrous for Public Health, Clean Energy Investments
President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal, released today , seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and other agencies, and shows the administration’s continuing indifference to growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG. The...
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Monday, January 27, 2020
EWG Applauds Kellogg for Pledge to End Pre-Harvest Use of Weedkiller Glyphosate
Kellogg will take steps to phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate to dry oats and wheat before harvest, eliminating use of the potentially harmful chemical in the main ingredients of many of the company’s breakfast cereals and other foods. Kellogg pledged to work with its wheat and oat...
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
New York Becomes Third State To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide
Beginning next year, a neurotoxic pesticide that at low doses can trigger brain and behavioral damage in children will be banned from use by agricultural operations in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to take immediate steps to...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Report: Trump Considering Former Chemical Industry Shill To Lead Nation’s Consumer Watchdog Agency
President Trump is considering nominating a former top chemical industry executive, who at the Environmental Protection Agency has led the rollback of important chemical safety regulations, to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to a report in The Washington Post. EWG once dubbed...
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Friday, December 06, 2019
As U.S. Ignores Risks to Kids, E.U. Bans Brain-Damaging Pesticide
The European Union today confirmed it will ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops early next year, citing the risk of brain damage to children – evidence the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ignored in scuttling a proposed ban on the chemical. In August, the European Food...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
EPA Chief Promises Year of 'Progress' To Mark Agency's 50th Anniversary
To mark the Environmental Protection Agency’s 50th anniversary, agency chief Andrew Wheeler has announced plans for a year-long celebration, promising “to build on our progress for future generations” – a boast that invites skepticism, given the Trump administration’s continued rollback of...
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