News Releases

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
In its guidelines for addressing cleanup of groundwater and military and industrial sites contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, the Environmental Protection Agency is recommending a limit 10 times higher than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe is safe for human health.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The Trump administration is likely to allow methylene chloride, a dangerous chemical that can kill a person on contact, to remain an ingredient in paint stripper products for commercial use. The decision would be a significant retreat from a ban on the chemical for both commercial and consumer use proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency two years ago.
Monday, January 7, 2019
For more than 50 years, Art Sullivan has worked as a coal miner, mine manager and industry consultant in the U.S. and around the world. When CNN asked him about President Trump’s promises to miners that he will save their jobs, Sullivan was blunt:
Thursday, January 3, 2019
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Alexandra Dunn to be assistant administrator in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
The Trump administration has denied a petition by a coalition of environmental groups calling for increased reporting of asbestos importation and use by U.S. manufacturers – despite a sharp rise in asbestos imports into U.S. ports.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Today the Department of Agriculture released a final rule to implement the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed in 2016. It will allow the genetically engineered ingredients in many foods to remain hidden from consumers.
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
On the same day President Trump will sign legislation allowing the wealthiest farmers, their relatives and millionaire city slickers to receive even more taxpayer-funded subsidies, his administration has announced plans to cut vital federal food assistance to hungry Americans.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The long-awaited plan by the Trump administration to “wage a war against lead” and protect children from exposure to the potent neurotoxin is a woefully unacceptable response to this public health crisis, said Environmental Working Group.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Court documents obtained by the Environmental Working Group detail shockingly lax oversight by state inspectors of North Carolina’s animal factory farms.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Most personal care products sold on store shelves today are made with chemicals introduced to the market decades ago. The vast majority of those ingredients have not been tested for safety, and many are linked to health hazards.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Today the Trump administration will release its long-awaited plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of pollution into sensitive waterways which provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans, according to a report by the New York Times.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Senate today narrowly approved President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who has openly criticized renewable energy and played a key role in the administration’s efforts to bail out the failing coal and nuclear industries.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
A new study from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency found toxic fluorinated, or PFAS, chemicals at high levels in nearly one-third of the cosmetics products it tested.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
A new EWG analysis of serums and essences, popularized by Korean beauty, or K-Beauty, finds that about 40 percent of the products were formulated with less hazardous ingredients. U.S. sales of K-beauty products have increased by almost 300 percent in the past two years alone.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency will repeal an Obama-era climate change regulation requiring coal-fired power plants to install technology that captures carbon dioxide emissions, according to reporting by The New York Times and Axios.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Total U.S. coal consumption is expected to fall to its lowest level in nearly 40 years, according to a report by the federal Energy Information Agency.
Friday, November 30, 2018
A top coal executive who pushed the Trump administration for a bailout that would cost consumers billions of dollars a year admitted the president probably won’t be able to keep his campaign pledge to save the dying industry.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to a new investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and the Environmental Working Group.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Now we know why President Trump doesn’t believe the dire climate change report issued by his own administration last week. Trump’s press secretary says the report is “not based on facts.”
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Monday, November 26, 2018
President Trump doesn’t believe the alarming climate change report by more than 300 scientists in 13 agencies in his own administration.
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