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, November 15, 2019
Trump EPA to Weaken Safeguards of Pesticide Linked to Birth Defects, Cancer
The Trump administration announced in a document posted Thursday that it plans to weaken environmental safeguards for atrazine, a weedkilling pesticide linked to birth defects and cancer in humans. The change will increase by 50 percent the amount of atrazine allowed in U.S. waterways. Atrazine,...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
'Forever Chemicals' in Over 500 N.J. Water Systems and Sources–More Than 1,000 Contamination Sites Nationwide
The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in more than 500 New Jersey drinking water systems and groundwater sources, according to the latest state and federal data compiled and mapped by EWG. The 470 new detections reported as of August by the New Jersey Department of...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
Trump EPA Rolls Back Coal-Fired Power Plant Waste Rule
On Monday, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to roll back regulations on how coal-fired power plants store coal ash waste and dispose of industrial water contaminated with heavy metals, according to The Hill . Coal ash is a highly toxic byproduct of burning coal at power...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Deal Reached to Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide in California
In a major move to protect California children, farm workers and their families, the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today it has reached an agreement with the pesticide industry to ban the use of a toxic pesticide shown to cause brain damage at even low levels of exposure. According...
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Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Federal Judge: Class Action Suit Against PFAS Chemical Makers Can Proceed
A federal judge today allowed a class action case against 3M, DowDuPont, Chemours and six other companies to proceed when it denied every motion to dismiss the case brought by these chemical corporations responsible for producing toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS. The lawsuit was initially...
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Monday, September 30, 2019
Federal Judge: Class Action Suit Against PFAS Chemical Makers Can Proceed
A federal judge today allowed a class action case against 3M, DowDuPont, Chemours and six other companies to proceed when it denied every motion to dismiss the case brought by these chemical corporations responsible for producing toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS. The lawsuit was initially...
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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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Newswire article
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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