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 07, 2021
EWG Calls for Immediate Removal of President Trump from Office
In response to yesterday’s shocking and deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol by a riotous mob incited by President Trump, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook today called for Trump’s immediate removal from office through the 25th Amendment, followed by impeachment, conviction and...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Another Last-Minute Poison Pill: Trump Administration Kneecaps EPA’s Use of Sound Science To Protect Public Health
With two weeks left in President Trump’s term, his Environmental Protection Agency has once again issued an 11th-hour rule that will hamper the incoming Biden administration’s efforts to protect public health. The Washington Post reports that the new rule, in the works since the beginning of the...
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
Nomination of Michael Regan Shows Biden’s Commitment To Rebuild EPA, Protect Public Health and Advance Environmental Justice
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Michael Regan as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, The New York Times reports. Regan, 44, currently North Carolina’s top environmental official, would be the second Black person to lead the agency charged with protecting public health and...
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
New Report Shows How the Finance Industry Is Blowing the Paris Carbon Budget
Two days ahead of the 5 th Paris Agreement anniversary, 18 NGOs are releasing a joint report showcasing 12 of the most devastating fossil fuel projects that are currently planned or under development. These expansion projects alone would use up three-quarters of the total remaining carbon budget if...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020
New Rule Makes It Harder for EPA To Fight Air Pollution and Climate Change
With just over 40 days left in office, on Wednesday the Trump administration finalized a rule making it harder for the Environmental Protection Agency to enact clean air standards that protect public health and address the climate crisis. Outgoing EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced changes...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Defying a Federal Court Order, Trump’s EPA Approves Continued Use of Toxic Weedkiller Dicamba
In defiance of a federal court order, on Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency extended the use of a weedkiller linked to cancer, pitting farmers who use it on genetically engineered crops against others whose adjacent fields can be devastated by drift of the chemical. The EPA will permit...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
EWG Investigation: In California’s Majority-Latino Communities, 5.25 Million Drink Tap Water With Nitrate Above Federal Limit
In California’s majority-Latino communities, 5.25 million people drink tap water contaminated with nitrate at levels at or above the federal limit, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of state and federal data. Nitrate contamination is widespread throughout California’s drinking...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Study: Switching to Organic Diet Dramatically Lowers Glyphosate Levels in Adults, Children
If people switch to an all-organic diet, the levels of the most widely used weedkiller in the world swiftly and dramatically plummet in their bodies, according to a new study reported on today by Environmental Health News . Researchers with the Health Research Institute and the national nonprofits...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Sweeping Proposal Would Protect Kids, Farmworkers – and Everyone – From Toxic Pesticides
Legislation introduced today would ban or restrict scores of the most toxic pesticides, introduce health-protective restrictions on pesticide use and registration, and create new safety protections for farmworkers – the most sweeping overhaul of the nation’s pesticide law in nearly 25 years. The...
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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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