Testimony & Official Correspondence

Thursday, August 23, 2012

EWG comments on EPA’s on draft guidance for oil and gas companies that use diesel in fracking fluids. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires them to obtain an EPA permit before injecting chemicals into the ground during drilling operations.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

EWG commends EPA for taking action to protect Americans from perchlorate, an endocrine-disrupting compound and contaminant in tap water.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

EWG's Kari Hamerschlag and authors Anna Lappé and Dan Imhoff write the House Agriculture Committee to protest cuts of $16 billion from nutrition assistance and $6.1 billion from conservation programs.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thomas Cluderay, EWG assistant general counsel, testifies New York City before state lawmakers at a public forum on hydrofracking. He highlights EWG's report exposing behind-the-scenes communications among New York regulators, drillers and their representatives and raises questions whether New York's review of fracking will live up to Gov. Cuomo's promise that it would be fair, transparent, and science-based.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Thomas Cluderay, EWG assistant general counsel offers remarks on New York's draft drilling plan on the steps of New York City Hall. He presents information received by EWG revealing that state regulators gave the drilling industry exclusive access to detailed rule proposals and draft permit language weeks before sharing them with the public.

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Monday, June 4, 2012


Now is our chance to turn the farm bill into a healthier food bill, but we need you to stand with us.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"As you renew food and farm policy, we urge you to strengthen USDA conservation programs in order to reward farmers and ranchers who take steps to protect our air, water and wildlife."

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012


EWG and consumer advocate Public Citizen filed a brief supporting San Francisco’s decision to require cell phone vendors to give consumers facts about potential health risks of cell phone radiation and advice on safer cell phone use.

Monday, January 16, 2012

EWG warns that New York state lacks the resources and knowledge to protect public water supplies from hydraulic fracturing. EWG’s comments respond to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s draft environmental impact assessment of fracking and proposed regulations of natural gas drilling

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Thursday, September 22, 2011


Dusty Horwitt, EWG senior counsel, testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection about the health and financial risks of fracking, particularly potential danger to New York City's water.

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