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.
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
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.
EWG comments on FDA's efforts to ensure the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens. The sunscreen rulemaking process began in 1978, but FDA's 2011 rules do not sufficiently protect the public from misleading marketing, hazardous ingredients or inferior products.
EWG supports EPA's proposed order to phase out sulfuryl fluoride, an insecticide and fumigant used on stored grain, dried fruit, coffee and cocoa beans. The proposed order reflects a growing consensus that Americans are exposed to excessive fluoride.
EWG calls for resignation of John Deutch, chairman of the Secretary of Energy’s advisory board on natural gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing, because of financial ties to the oil and gas industry.