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, January 11, 2018
170 Million Americans Drink Radioactive Tap Water
Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG investigation released today. Radiation in tap water is a serious health threat, especially during pregnancy, and the Environmental Protection...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Pruitt Set to Slash EPA Scientists, Public Health Experts by Half
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s mission to decimate the agency he heads is on track, as he works to eliminate roughly 50 percent of its scientists, researchers and others in charge of protecting the public from pollution. Aides to Pruitt confirmed to the Washington...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Clean Power Plan Hearing is Trump’s Latest Desperate Act to Save Dying Coal Industry
For the only public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration picked a location where residents are sure to support the desperate attempt to save the dying coal industry. Today’s hearing is being held in Charlotte, W.Va., “to hear from those most impacted by...
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
We're Number 1: U.S. Only Remaining Nation to Reject Climate Change Accord
Under President Trump's leadership, the U.S. has attained a unique – and shameful – distinction: the only nation on Earth to reject the Paris agreement on climate change. At the opening of the latest round of United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany, a delegate from Syria announced that the...
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Report: Suspected Carcinogen from Farm Runoff Fouls Drinking Water Across Rural America
Drinking water supplies for millions of Americans in farm country are contaminated with a suspected cancer-causing chemical from fertilizer, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group. The contaminant is nitrate, which gets into drinking water sources when chemical fertilizer or...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Pruitt’s War on Kids’ Health Continues With Repeal of Clean Power Plan
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s decision to scrap the Clean Power Plan is not only a complete collapse of U.S. leadership on climate change, but a direct attack on public health that will trigger tens of thousands more asthma attacks among American children, said EWG President...
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Report: One-Third of California’s High-Risk Kids Not Tested for Lead Poisoning
Lead is a major threat to children’s health, and an EWG analysis of California’s most recent lead testing data shows the state has fallen far short of its responsibility to test children at the highest risk of exposure. The new EWG report, based on U.S. Census data and Department of Public Health...
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
To Save $10 Billion, Cut Subsidies for Big Ag, Not Nutrition for Kids and Seniors
Want to save the taxpayers $10 billion? Last week, the House Budget Committee approved its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution , which directs the House Agriculture Committee to identify at least $10 billion in cuts over 10 years. Most of these cuts would come from the Supplemental Nutrition...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Pulling Out of Paris Climate Pact, Trump Ignores 'Moral Responsibility'
By pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, President Trump will abdicate his responsibility as leader of the most powerful country in the world, to help fight the looming catastrophe of climate change, said EWG President Ken Cook. Multiple press reports cite White House officials who...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
"The Height of Idiocy": Americans Tell Trump's EPA What They Think About Easing Drinking Water Safeguards
Almost 40,000 Americans have let the Environmental Protection Agency know what they think about the Trump administration’s agenda to eliminate "burdensome" environmental regulations, including those protecting drinking water from big polluters. As the president might ask, who knew so many of them...
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