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140-plus state and local officials urge Congress to protect pesticide safety laws

Over 140 mayors, lawmakers and other officials from more than 30 states are joining forces in urging Congress to reject legislation that would limit longstanding state and local pesticide safety rules...

75% of California rooftop solar companies at ‘high risk’ of bankruptcy

A vast majority of California’s rooftop solar companies could go bankrupt in the coming weeks and months as a result of misguided state policy changes that have imperiled the industry, according to a...

PG&E sneaks in last-minute rate hike request to California regulators on final business day of 2023

Reviled California utility Pacific Gas & Electric used the last business day of 2023 to slip in an eleventh-hour request for state regulators to approve a whopping 13 percent rate increase for its...

California regulators greenlight PG&E bid to extend aging Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s life

California regulators today granted Pacific Gas & Electric’s misguided and dangerous request to extend the operation of its aging Diablo Canyon nuclear plant five years beyond the originally scheduled...

Agency delays threaten federal progress on ‘forever chemicals’

Lengthy interagency reviews could delay actions to address the contamination crisis caused by the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

California clean energy industry rocked with widespread jobs losses, bankruptcies, following state’s dismantling of rooftop solar program

California’s once-thriving residential solar industry is in ruins after state officials slashed rooftop solar incentives, causing thousands of job losses, said clean energy advocates and solar...

EWG recognizes Congress for taking steps to address ‘forever chemicals’ in NDAA

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group applauds Congress for including several provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, for fiscal year 2024 to tackle the toxic “ forever...

Blockbuster GAO report reveals skyrocketing costs of federal Crop Insurance Program, enriching wealthy farmers, insurance companies and agents

A shocking new report by the Government Accountability Office published on Monday reveals an alarming surge in the cost of the federal Crop Insurance Program, with wealthy farmers, insurance agents...

Report: PG&E top brass ‘quietly’ lobbied state regulators for additional $1.8 billion rate raise

Captive customers of Pacific Gas & Electric in California face yet another rate hike from the reviled utility, which is lobbying state officials behind the scenes to approve the increase. If...

New EWG study: Pesticides still found in baby food but most-toxic threats eliminated through advocacy, regulation

Non-organic baby food often contains pesticides, a new Environmental Working Group study finds – but they’re likely in fewer products and may be less toxic, compared to what EWG research uncovered in...

New EPA data show millions more have ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

New data released by the Environmental Protection Agency show 44 million people have toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in their drinking water after collecting test results from fewer than one...

Statement from EWG on NuScale decision to pull plug on SMR boondoggle with DOE

On November 8, news broke that NuScale Power, the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, or UAMPS, and the U.S. Department of Energy have terminated their disastrous small modular reactor, or SMR...

Tap water of more than 19 million Americans polluted by ‘Civil Action’ carcinogen that EPA is poised to ban

A new interactive map details where drinking water supplies for more than 19 million Americans are contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE – a cancer-causing industrial solvent made notorious by...

New EWG report finds toxic pesticide spray risks near thousands of elementary schools

More than 4,000 elementary schools across the U.S. are located within spitting distance of farm fields where toxic pesticides are likely sprayed, a new Environmental Working Group analysis shows.

FDA proposes to ban use of brominated vegetable oil in food

Today the Food and Drug Administration proposed to revoke authorization of the use in food of the chemical brominated vegetable oil, or BVO.

WanaBana recalls fruit puree pouches after high levels of lead sicken children

Yet another children’s food has been found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. Federal health officials are warning that WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches may contain elevated...

EWG: Extreme weather linked to climate crisis triggered $118.7B in crop insurance payments

Extreme weather linked to the climate emergency triggered $118.7 billion in crop insurance payouts to U.S. farmers between 2001 and 2022, a new Environmental Working Group investigation has found.

EWG applauds EPA proposal to ban most uses of toxic TCE

Today the Environmental Working Group applauded the Environmental Protection Agency for proposing a ban on most uses of trichloroethylene, or TCE.

Household cleaning industry bill would deny Americans right to know about toxic chemicals

A bill introduced in Congress this week on behalf of leading household cleaning product makers would deny Americans the right to know about toxic chemicals in cleaning products.

California AG notifies food packaging and paper straw makers of duty to disclose PFAS

Today Attorney General Rob Bonta issued an enforcement advisory letter to manufacturers, distributors and sellers of food packaging and cookware, reminding them of their legal duty to comply with a...
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