Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Below is the text of a letter from EWG and other environmental health non-governmental organizations to members of the Senate committees on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in opposition of H.R. 5, the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Below are comments submitted by EWG in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request for input on guidance for the food industry on the use of the term "healthy" on food packaging. 


March 9, 2017

Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

Re: Docket No. FDA-2016-D-2335 “Use of the Term ‘Healthy’ in the Labeling of Human Food Products: Guidance for Industry”

Dear FDA Division of Dockets Management:

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Testimony for the Record

To the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry

Of the House Committee on Agriculture

By the Environmental Working Group

February 28, 2017

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Below is the text of a letter from EWG to the Department of Justice, calling for an investigation into claims made by EPA nominee Scott Pruitt.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This morning EWG released a report, which showed that many fast food chains nationwide still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The cosmetics industry has grown dramatically since 1938, when Congress last enacted cosmetics legislation. While most chemicals in cosmetics pose little or no risk, some chemicals have been linked to serious health problems, including chemicals that disrupt the hormone system.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act, S.1014, which would modernize federal oversight of personal care products. The bill offers common sense reforms that were carefully negotiated among numerous stakeholders, including industry, public health and consumer organizations. This bill has garnered support from industry leaders as well as influential health and consumer organizations.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The new requirements under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act will for the first time require the Environmental Protection Agency to systematically review existing chemicals on the TSCA inventory. This is an unprecedented opportunity to perform robust risk evaluations and promulgate strong regulations to protect all Americans from the most toxic chemicals in our society.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

EWG has spent over a decade advocating for reforms to strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA should use its expanded authority to create a robust, data-driven risk evaluation process that will give it a full picture of a chemical’s risks to the environment and people, including particularly vulnerable populations like children or people residing in fenceline communities.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

We respectfully submit this letter on behalf of the Environmental Working Group, in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to ask the Office of Management and Budget to renew the agency’s information-collecting authority under Section 8(e) of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act

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