Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Dusty Horwitt, EWG senior counsel, testifies on gas drilling and fracking before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Oct. 23, 2009.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dusty Horwitt, EWG senior counsel, testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection about potential hazards of fracking in New York state. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


EWG’s Olga Naidenko testifies before the New York City Counsel Committee on Environmental Protection in support of a proposed law to require testing for pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals in New York City drinking water.

Thursday, September 24, 2009



EWG testifies before the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force that farm run-off in the Mississippi River Basin expands the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone.”

Key Issues: 
Thursday, August 20, 2009

EWG writes FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to express concern that the agency’s assessment of the plastics chemical BPA has not advanced, and data gaps remain.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Re: 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy Discussion Draft at CNRA Public Consultation meeting in Sacramento on Thursday, August 13th

(Note: Formal Comments will be submitted later this month).

Friday, August 14, 2009


Comments to the Science Board of the Food and Drug Administration

Jane Houlihan, MSCE, Senior Vice President for Research Sonya Lunder, MPH, Senior Analyst


Nine months ago this Science Board issued strong recommendations that should have convinced the federal Food and Drug Administration to act swiftly and decisively to protect the public from the artificial hormone and common food contaminant bisphenol A (BPA).

Key Issues: 
Friday, July 24, 2009

Last week, those who support EWG saw some very tangible and important results, as we achieved a major victory in our quest to protect the Grand Canyon from additional uranium mining operations. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar set aside nearly a million acres around the north and south rims of the canyon, preventing the mining industry from staking any new claims for at least 2 years, and possibly as many as 20.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Oral testimony of Bill Allayaud,
Director of Government Affairs, California Office
Environmental Working Group

Meeting of California Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA’s)
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity Identification Committee

Oakland, California
July 15, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Environmental Working Group (EWG) commends Senator Jeff Bingaman on the introduction of the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 and for his leadership on this important issue. This bill marks the first serious effort to reform the 1872 Mining Law in the Senate since 1994.