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, September 12, 2019
Trump Completes Repeal of Clean Water Rule, Imperiling Drinking Water Sources for 117M People
Today the Trump administration will finalize its plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of industrial and agricultural pollution into sensitive waterways that provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans. The Washington Post reports that Environmental Protection...
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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Threatens To Spread Millions of Tons of Manure Again Throughout North Carolina’s Coastal Plain
As Hurricane Dorian bears down on North Carolina, the storm’s flood waters threaten once again to spread millions of tons of animal waste from factory farms throughout the state’s eastern coastal plain. “The most important thing right now is that people stay safe.” said Soren Rundquist, director of...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
White House Aides Evacuate Over Asbestos Risks as Administration Moves To Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal
Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway and other senior White House aides have vacated their West Wing offices while asbestos is removed – even as the Trump administration is manipulating a federal chemical safety law to keep asbestos legal. Bloomberg reported that a number of staffers, also including...
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Friday, August 02, 2019
Europe Says ‘No Safe Level’ of Brain-Damaging Pesticide Trump EPA Refused To Ban
European food safety regulators have found there is no safe level of exposure for a brain-damaging pesticide President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency recently refused to ban. The European Food Safety Authority said today that chlorpyrifos, widely used on fruits and vegetables in the U.S...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
EPA’s Wheeler Keeps Brain-Damaging Pesticide Legal for Use on Foods Kids Eat
Farmers can keep spraying fruits and vegetables with a pesticide shown to harm a child’s brain even at low levels of exposure, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency said today. With a court deadline looming, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced his decision to allow...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
EPA Data: Under Trump, a Sharp Increase in Unhealthy Air in Big Cities
The number of unhealthy air days in nearly three dozen cities soared in the first two years of the Trump administration, according to an annual air pollution report released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA report said dangerous air days in 35 of the largest U.S. cities...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Trump Touts Fictitious Environmental Record
President Trump, who has the worst environmental record in U.S. history, is scheduled to deliver a speech today in which he plans to tout his administration’s environmental record. “I don’t envy the fact checkers covering President Trump’s speech,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “The spectacle of the...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
3M Study Found PFAS in Food Nearly 20 Years Ago
Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods. The tests were commissioned by 3M, the giant chemical company that first manufactured the two most notorious...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
EWG Seeks Details Over Trump EPA’s Decision To Kill Funding for Children’s Health Centers
Environmental Working Group has filed a public records request seeking internal records that could help shed light on the EPA’s decision to jettison funding for a network of research centers that focus on the risks to children of toxic chemicals and industrial pollution. The decision would end a 20...
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Friday, May 24, 2019
Trump EPA Sets Tap Water Limit for Rocket Fuel Chemical 3X Higher Than Agency Scientists Recommend
The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to set a drinking limit for a toxic rocket fuel chemical three times higher than agency scientists recommended during the Obama administration. This week, the EPA announced it plans to implement a legal limit for perchlorate...
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