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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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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Friday, June 15, 2018
Chair of Senate Environment Panel to Call Scott Pruitt to Testify on Scandals
The Republican chairman of the Senate committee with oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency plans to call the agency’s embattled chief Scott Pruitt to testify, specifically in response to multiple scandals and investigations surrounding the administrator. Through a spokesperson, Sen. John...
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Newswire article
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Public Interest Groups Call for Release of Suppressed U.S. Study on PFAS Chemicals
A wide-ranging coalition of public interest groups is calling for the immediate release of a suppressed federal study that says perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water are hazardous at much lower levels than the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines state. In a letter to the Department of...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Scott Pruitt Should be ‘Under Oath Before Breakfast’
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify Wednesday before a Senate appropriations subcommittee. It will be his fourth time before a congressional committee this year. During his previous appearances in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Jan. 30 ,...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
White House Support For EPA Chief Crumbling
President Trump’s support for his ethically-challenged EPA administrator Scott Pruitt appears to be crumbling in advance of two come-to-Jesus congressional hearings Thursday . White House aides are cautioning Republicans on the Hill to temper their defense of Pruitt. And at today’s White House...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Top Pruitt Aide Has Side Hustle as Media Consultant – EPA Won’t Reveal Clients
John Konkus, a top public affairs officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, is working on the side as a media consultant. The EPA not only doesn’t have a problem with that, but won’t even say who his clients are. “Do Konkus’ clients include companies or industries regulated by EPA?” asked EWG...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Top Coal Lobbyist, Climate Skeptic Poised to Become No. 2 at EPA
A leading lobbyist for the coal and oil industries, who is a staunch climate change skeptic, is a step away from being second in command at the Environmental Protection Agency. Andrew R. Wheeler’s nomination by President Trump to be Deputy EPA Administrator was approved by a party-line vote in the...
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Newswire article
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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