Testimony & Official Correspondence

Thursday, October 3, 2019

EWG submitted detailed comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on the draft report “Achieving the Human Right to Water in California: An Assessment of the State’s Community Water Systems.” 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Environmental Working Group urges the California State Water Resources Control Board to address per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, in drinking water as a class.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Environmental Working Group objects to the EPA’s proposed interim registration decision for the carcinogenic pesticide imazalil. EWG urges the EPA to protect children’s health from imazalil and to ensure that this pesticide does not contaminate foods children often eat, such as oranges.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Below and attached is EWG’s testimony to the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for their hearing pertaining to the Administration’s policy initiatives under the Clean Water Act.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

EWG, along with Clean Water Action and more than a dozen co-signers, submitted comments to the California State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Social Services regarding the agencies’ implementation of AB 2370. The co-signing groups are asking the agencies to adopt and implement actions to ensure that children not ingest lead-contaminated water while at licensed child care centers in California.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Attached is a letter submitted by non-governmental organizations, to support House and Senate Armed Services Committee efforts to include several provisions related to per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020.

Monday, August 26, 2019

EWG objects to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed drinking water standard for perchlorate, a contaminant associated with harm to the thyroid. The EPA’s proposed legal limit of 56 parts per billion for perchlorate in drinking water disregards the risks to children’s health, ignores the latest scientific research, and fails to follow the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act to use the best available peer-reviewed science for setting drinking water standards.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Environmental Working Group objects to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed decision on glyphosate, the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S. The EPA’s decision to allow continued, extensive use of glyphosate disregards the cancer risks and children’s health risks posed by glyphosate and should be re-evaluated with emphasis on the latest research on glyphosate toxicity.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Below and attached is EWG’s testimony to the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for their hearing pertaining to PFAS contamination and the need for corporate accountability

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

EWG has submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration about the agency can improve sunscreen safety and effectiveness. We also submitted comments jointly with Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America, Environmental Defense Fund and Healthy Babies Bright Futures. In addition to these two comment letters, we also provided the agency with a list of 31,621 petition signers supporting #SunscreensMadeSafer!

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