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EWG: Biden report on climate impacts of Bitcoin demands urgent action

The following is a statement from Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group senior vice president for government affairs, on the report “Climate and Energy Implications of Crypto-Assets In the United...

Ruffalo: Today’s EPA announcement means PFAS polluters must finally pay

The following is the statement of Activist and Actor Mark Ruffalo on the Environmental Protection Agency’s designation of the two most notorious types of PFAS chemicals – PFOA and PFOS – as “hazardous...

EWG statement on FY23 defense appropriations language expanding plant-based meal choices within the military

The following is a statement from Geoff Horsfield, the Environmental Working Group’s government affairs manager, on expansion of dietary choices for service members in the draft 2023 Department of...

EWG statement on Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization erasing safeguards on women’s health

EWG exists to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, effectively imposing bans on abortion that will come into...

EWG welcomes FDA cosmetic reforms

EWG welcomes the cosmetic reforms included in S. 4348, and thanks Sens. Patty Murray and Richard Burr for making cosmetics reform a priority.

Ruffalo: New PFAS health advisories demands polluter accountability

The following is the statement of Activist and Actor Mark Ruffalo on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new PFAS health advisories

EWG welcomes $65 million USDA plan to improve farmworker health and safety standards

The Environmental Working Group today welcomed a new proposal by the Department of Agriculture to spend $65 million on improving health and safety standards for farmworkers.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Former CPUC president, clean energy advocates to call for fundamental reform of PG&E business model

Pacific Gas & Electric, the monopoly California utility with a long and sordid history of wasteful spending, fleecing ratepayers, hindering clean energy equity and rampant negligence that has...

EWG statement on FDA industry guidance on lead levels in juice

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration today issued draft guidance to the juice industry on levels of lead in apple juice and other ready-to-drink juice and juice blends. The guidance provides...

EWG statement on EPA proposal to ban ongoing uses of asbestos

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is proposing a rule to ban ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos. This is also the first rule the agency has proposed under the revised Toxic...

Change the code, not the climate: The campaign to clean up bitcoin

This campaign is asking the bitcoin community: Will you immediately commit to use your investments and your influence to clean up bitcoin?

EWG applauds Senate for confirming Dr. Robert Califf to be FDA commissioner

The Environmental Working Group today applauded the Senate for confirming President Joe Biden’s nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The...

USDA releases new round of pesticide residue tests on produce showing conventional agriculture’s continued heavy reliance on toxic crop chemicals

The Department of Agriculture today published its latest round of pesticide residue tests for thousands of samples of domestic and imported fruits and vegetables.

Congressional defense bill tackles 'forever chemicals' with funding boost, policy reforms

The final version of Congress’ National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022 includes $517 million in funding to clean up the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, and critical policy...

‘Forever chemical’ GenX more toxic than previously acknowledged, says EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that GenX, one of many “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, is hazardous at much lower exposures than the two notorious PFAS known as PFOA and PFOS.

EWG statement on historic food and farm investments in Senate budget resolution

Senate leaders today released a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that includes $135 billion to address the nation’s food and farm challenges, including historic investments in tackling hunger...

EWG statement on 100-day deadline for EPA PFAS council recommendations

Today marks the 100-day deadline for an Environmental Protection Agency council to submit recommendations to Administrator Michael Regan for coordinating and accelerating remediation of the “forever...

EWG applauds new EPA programs addressing pollution from ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Working Group applauds the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of a new stewardship program to remove from the marketplace “forever chemicals” approved through a...

EWG Grieves for Atlanta Victims, Condemns Surge in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

The Environmental Working Group is outraged and deeply saddened by the slaughter in the Atlanta area of eight innocent Americans, including six of Asian descent.

EWG: FDA's Call for Food Companies To Remove Arsenic, Other Heavy Metals in Baby Food Falls Short

The letter sent today to manufacturers of baby and toddler food by the Food and Drug Administration reminding them that they must comply with the manufacturing rules outlined by the Food Safety...

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