Environment America Blog

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Morgan Folger
Director, Clean Car Communities

The power of electric vehicles

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Alex Petersen
Conservation America Campaign, Advocate

You can demonstrate your support for America's public lands by printing one of the signs below and placing it in your home window. 

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Parallels between defeating cholera and climate change

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

We know about the importance of public lands. They benefit plants, wildlife, and people across the country. A lot of acreage and infrastructure like trails and ball fields were funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund.  Our state Michigan Director Nathan Murphy shares a story about why the LWCF is so important. 

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

In this week's roundup of good news from the environmental front, the U.S. Senate moves to invest in America’s public lands, Massachusetts considers 100 percent renewable energy, endangered wolf pups are born in New Mexico, and more. 

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Adrian Pforzheimer
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

From Anchorage to Miami, solar power is expanding rapidly across the U.S. That’s the takeaway from Frontier Group’s latest report,“Shining Cities: Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy.” This report is our seventh ranking of solar PV capacity in top cities from every state. In 2014, when the first Shining Cities report was released, only eight cities had enough solar power per capita (50 watts per person) to be ranked “Solar Stars.” This year’s report features 26 Solar Stars in every region of the country – and a dozen more just below the cutoff, poised to soon make the jump.

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Morgan Folger
Director, Clean Car Communities

Our cities and communities have been designed to give most of the space to cars and not to pedestrians.