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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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Trump EPA Sides With Bayer/Monsanto Over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Weedkiller 'Safe'
The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto's carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans. "Today's decision by Administrator Wheeler, like...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Former EPA Head Scott Pruitt Hired as Lobbyist to Save Coal in Indiana. (He Can’t)
A major coal mining company in Indiana has hired former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to lobby against plans to close several coal-fired power plants in the state. Hallador Energy Company issued a news release heralding its decision to hire Pruitt “to attempt to protect the...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
U.S. Court Orders Trump EPA to Decide Fate of Brain-Damaging Pesticide
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today gave Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler 90 days to decide whether his agency will ban the use of the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos on foods. “We’ll find out in three months if the Trump EPA remains under the tight...
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
Trump Wants to Let Hog Farmers Decide if Pork is Safe
The Trump administration plans to let the pork industry take over inspections of meat from industrial-scale hog farms, including all tests for deadly pathogens that sicken half a million Americans a year, according to The Washington Post. As Esquire columnist Charles P. Pierce asks, “What could go...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Trump Wants to Let Hog Farmers Decide if Pork is Safe
The Trump administration plans to let the pork industry take over inspections of meat from industrial-scale hog farms, including all tests for deadly pathogens that sicken half a million Americans a year, according to The Washington Post. As Esquire columnist Charles P. Pierce asks, “What could go...
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Jury Slams Monsanto for Corporate Malfeasance in Roundup Cancer Trial, Awards $80 Million in Damages
Today, a second jury in less that 8 months found Bayer-Monsanto’s signature weedkiller Roundup responsible for causing cancer. The verdict in the case Hardeman v. Monsanto before a federal district court in San Francisco found exposure to glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Roundup, caused...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Saving $2 Billion in Polluter Profits Tops Trump EPA’s 2018 ‘Accomplishments’
The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 list of accomplishments touts policies that make it easier and cheaper for polluters to pollute, while painting a wildly distorted record of protecting children’s health. In acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler’s Year in Review, topping the list is pushing...
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Friday, January 25, 2019
EWG Joins More Than 280 Public Interest Groups Calling for End to Government Shutdown
The prolonged partial shutdown of the federal government over President Trump’s insistence for a southern border wall is inflicting enormous public health, environmental and economic damage to millions of Americans, a coalition of more than 280 public interest groups warned in a letter to the...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
EPA’s Wheeler: Climate Change ‘Not a Crisis’
Andrew Wheeler, acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, told a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he doesn’t consider climate change “the greatest crisis” facing the nation but rather “a huge issue that has to be addressed globally.” Testifying before the Senate Environment and...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
EPA’s Wheeler Faces Confirmation Hearing Before Senate Environment Panel
Andrew Wheeler faces a Senate panel confirmation hearing Wednesday for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a six-month tenure as acting administrator that was marked by the rollback of environmental and public health protections. Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for the chemical and...
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