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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – Scott Pruitt, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the most hostile Environmental Protection Agency administrator in the history of the agency, and would almost certainly push policies that would imperil public health and the environment, said EWG co-founder and president Ken Cook, urging the Senate to reject his nomination.

 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Using its strengthened powers under the recently modernized chemical safety law, the Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to ban a chemical’s use as an aerosol spray degreaser and spot remover in dry cleaning, after the agency concluded the substance causes cancer, among other serious health effects.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its list of 10 priority chemicals.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Environmental Working Group released the following statement today in response to EPA’s decision to fast track review of five persistent bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals, or PBTs. This action is required by the agency after passage earlier this year of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

EWG Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber said that draft cosmetics legislation released today by Reps. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., will help make regulation of cosmetics and personal care products a Congressional priority.
 

Monday, August 15, 2016

EWG Legislative Attorney Melanie Benesh issued the following statement today in response to the federal Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Friday that it finalized its rule governing voluntary notifications to the agency when new substances are added to food.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Environmental Working Group issued the following statement ahead of expected passage today by the House on H.R.3576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2016.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

EWG President Ken Cook issued the following statement today in response to the House's consideration of the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill the House is expected to take up this week.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

EWG President Ken Cook issued the following statement in response to the proposal by Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on GMO labeling.

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