Talk:Environmental Working Group

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I'm impressed that EWG has an active member currently working in the Department of Homeland Security. Frankie (12 July 2006)

A cryptic comment. If I understand what you are saying correctly, Wikipedia contribs, incl to this article, are coming unlogged-in from a DOHS-owned IP address, but why say "EWG has...a member" rather than "Wikipedia has a contributor or contributors"? Andyvphil 14:51, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
A very valid point Andyvphil, was thinking the same. Plus, Frankie, since you haven't extracted the relevant line, I scrolled through the first 50 listings, and didn't see the relevant one (could have missed it, didn't search). Well, here is their list of putative employees, and it comes with fairly detailed bios, how about you tell us who's the putative mole. Jergas (talk) 14:43, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

controversy, funding (by Bill Moyers)[edit]

Ran across the EWG in its tiff with John Stossel, and installed a link to this article from his Wikipedia article. Here's a couple links to some critical comments and info about funding that may be useful in filling out the picture:[1][2] Andyvphil 14:51, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Both links broken here, Andyvphil. Leprof 7272 (talk) 01:53, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Additions, copyedits, External links, refs[edit]

  • Added information about each of the org's project areas, w/external links and refs where relevant
  • Cleaned up sentence structure, punctuation, grammar
  • Moved the bit about Bill Moyers from the intro to the section on funding
  • Added a wikilink to GuideStar (organizations don't generally offer their 990s on their own sites)
  • Removed the bit labeled "Criticism of Al Gore", which had no references and, as far as I can tell, wasn't a criticism or controversial (unless it's controversial to criticize Al Gore). I'd be happy to have it re-added if someone knows of references for it. Ahanley98 (talk) 14:59, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


Today's 10am(ish) ip-logged edits are mine. I removed the section on accomplishments, added the category Current Projects and subheads (and some citations and external links, although the farm bill section needs citations -- workin' on it). I also moved the section about funding below critiques and controversies, although I'd be happy to have it go above both that and current projects. I'd like to remove the section on other issues/projects -- it's true and verifiable, but it's also all available on the org's website, so I'm not sure it's relevant. Leaving it for now.Ahanley98 (talk) 14:11, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Fixed the hardrock mining act link, and removed this bit about the Florence and John Schumann Foundation since they do not fund the org. Ahanley98 (talk) 15:58, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
"One of its funders is the Florence and John Schumann Foundation, headed by Bill Moyers.[3][4]"
The first reference you deleted does seem to have Moyers saying "as a matter of disclosure, the foundation I serve made a small grant to Mr. Cook's organization a few years ago" and the second supports it. Did you perhaps mean that the foundation has not recently supported EWG? ComputerGeezer (talk) 02:33, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Founding Date for EWG[edit]

A proof-reading detail, only. The Wikipedia article on EWG lists its founding date as 1992, yet the first paragraph states, "Founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles, EWG is headquartered in Washington, D.C...." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_Working_Group Alphaa10 (talk) 05:02, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Stubbing in Controversy sectio[edit]

For this article to be balanced, the cases where activities and reports of the EWG need to be stated and cited. I have stubbed in a short section, so others can expand as further citations come to editor's attention. Leprof 7272 (talk) 01:52, 3 March 2014 (UTC)