News Releases

  • Statement on Death of Phil Clapp

    July 6, 2010
    Tim Donaghy

    In response to the untimely death of Phil Clapp, John Passacantando, Greenpeace USA Executive Director, issued the following statement:

  • EPA Told to Stand Up to White House on Homeland Security

    July 6, 2010

    At EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., members of Greenpeace and Clean Water Action passed out "ballots" today to EPA employees urging them to "stand up to the White House and pollution lobby" by casting their votes for chemical plant safety legislation. Greenpeace spokesperson, Rick Hind said, "the last ten months of inaction by the EPA are intolerable."

  • PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: GREENPEACE TO UNVEIL FIFTH POLAR BEAR AROUND 2:30 PM TODAY

    July 6, 2010

    WASHINGTON — With Arctic sea ice at near record lows and the U.S. Senate poised to act on oil and energy legislation this week and next, Greenpeace will unveil a fifth polar bear this afternoon around 2:30 pm. We will notify you around that time with details about the location. Below is our release about the homeless bears spotted around D.C. over the last week.

  • General Motors Sets Pace for PVC-Free Autos

    July 6, 2010

    Greenpeace applauded General Motors today on its announcement to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or vinyl plastic, from its automobile interiors. The international environmental organization then called on the worldwide auto industry to follow GM’s lead.

  • Toxic Phthalate Removed From U.S. Toys Found in Children's PVC Medical Products

    July 6, 2010

    Laboratory test results released by Greenpeace reveal large amounts of a toxic additive, DEHP, in PVC (vinyl) medical devices used to treat children. The U.S. toy industry voluntarily removed DEHP from the market in 1986 due to its toxicity. DEHP was banned in soft PVC toys last year by nine countries due to concerns about its release and ingestion by children.

  • FIVE ELECTRONICS COMPANIES IMPROVE GREEN RATINGS

    July 6, 2010

    Five leading electronic companies are making significant progress in greening their products in Greenpeace’s latest Guide to Greener Electronics, released today. Nokia regained the lead, winning seven out of ten points as a result of improved take-back practices in India.

  • Emergency Dioxin Elimination Plan Necessitated By EPA Report

    July 6, 2010

    In response to an Environmental Protection Agency report showing Americans are at even greater cancer risk from dioxins than originally believed, Greenpeace today called on EPA to immediately release the full dioxin report and implement a Dioxin Emergency Action Plan to prevent and eliminate new dioxin releases.