News Releases

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Drinking water supplies at an additional 90 current and former Army and Army National Guard installations nationwide are contaminated with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense data obtained by EWG under the Freedom of Information Act.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety alert urging consumers to stop using cosmetics from Beauty Plus, after the agency found the deadly carcinogen asbestos in at least four different talc-based products.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Although previous schemes to bail out the dying nuclear industry fizzled, the Trump administration is at it again. Bloomberg reports that the administration is considering using an obscure Cold War-era law to directly purchase U.S.-mined uranium to restock nuclear power plants.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
California lawmakers proclaimed October 2019 as Children’s Environmental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of cleaner air and water, safer food and healthier products for children.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
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.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Coal-fired energy continues its free fall in the U.S. as renewables keep rising, according to the latest federal data. The Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly shows that the amount of electricity generated by coal fell by more than 13 percent in the first half of this year, whereas electricity from solar power grew by more than 10 percent.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
In a move to increase the already soaring domestic production of oil and gas, the Trump administration plans to roll back Obama-era rules to curb methane leaks, which are even worse for the climate than carbon dioxide pollution
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
A Monsanto executive said he wanted to “beat the shit out of’ a mothers’ group that urged the company to stop selling its Roundup weedkiller, according to internal emails obtained by lawyers for victims who say the pesticide caused their cancer.
Monday, August 26, 2019
President Trump insisted today he’s an environmentalist – but he had a peculiar way of showing it. After skipping a key meeting of world leaders at the G-7 summit on climate change, Trump said he would not jeopardize the profits of the oil, coal and natural gas industries by promoting clean, renewable energy.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
A new peer-reviewed study refutes claims by the chemical industry that the next generation of toxic fluorinated compounds, or PFAS, is safer than two notorious PFAS chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases that were pulled off the market in the U.S.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
At a time when forward-looking utilities are rapidly transitioning to renewable energy, the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utility is pushing an outlandish claim that the growth of solar power will increase air pollution.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today announced legislation to support voluntary conservation practices on more than 100 million acres of U.S. farmland. The bill would also fund the planting of 10 billion trees.
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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Federal and state tests have found dangerous toxins, common in outbreaks of blue-green algae, in hundreds of lakes, rivers and other bodies of water nationwide – yet authorities are doing little to notify and protect Americans, according to a new analysis and map from the Environmental Working Group.
Friday, August 2, 2019
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.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The Defense Department will establish a new task force to address drinking water contamination from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS at military facilities and in nearby communities, according to a news release by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Ohio legislators today passed by a one-vote margin a bill giving a $1.1 billion bailout to two nuclear power plants.
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
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.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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 Environmental Protection Agency said today.
Friday, July 12, 2019
The House passed a major defense spending bill today that includes important amendments requiring the Defense Department and the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor and clean up the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.