Stories by Bill Walker

Bill Walker is the Vice President and Managing Editor of Environmental Working Group.  subscribe to Bill Walker's feed

Posted on: Sep 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There are no national regulations for the carcinogenic chemical made notorious by the 2000 film—and the chemical industry is trying to keep it that way.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2016, Source: Environmental Working Group

The chemicals have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, endocrine disruption and other health problems.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The overwhelming scientific evidence that says humans are causing the warming of the planet has emerged as the new battlefield in middle and high schools in the U.S.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2012, Source: Climate Central

Obama's rejection of the pipeline won't stop tar sands oil from flowing, or even keep it out of the United States.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2012, Source: Climate Central

In the contest to see which GOP candidate can be the biggest doubter of the science of climate change, Santorum is the unchallenged leader of the pack.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: Environmental Working Group

So-called global warming champion, Schwarzenegger, has been outed ... again.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

How is it that the mainstream news failed to notice a "study" saying pregnant women should eat more mercury-laden fish was an industry snow job?

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007, Source: Environmental Working Group

Schwarzenegger has become the GOP's Al Gore but the trouble is that his "environmentalism" isn't about curbing our reckless consumption; it's about having more cool choices -- if you can afford them.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: AlterNet

With an abundance of evidence documenting that the Alar scar was not an unfounded scare but a legitimate consumer uprising that pressured government and industry to do the right thing, why does the news media continue to repeat the myths and misconceptions of Alar? The answer is spin -- a well-financed campaign, continuing to this day, by the apple and chemical industries to discredit the Alar story and rewrite history. On the tenth anniversary of the Feb. 25, 1989 60 Minutes broadcast, this article presents the facts about the case.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: deleted

With an abundance of evidence documenting that the Alar scar was not an unfounded scare but a legitimate consumer uprising that pressured government and industry to do the right thing, why does the news media continue to repeat the myths and misconceptions of Alar? The answer is spin -- a well-financed campaign, continuing to this day, by the apple and chemical industries to discredit the Alar story and rewrite history. On the tenth anniversary of the Feb. 25, 1989 60 Minutes broadcast, this article presents the facts about the case.