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Environment America Chairman Doug Phelps' statement on the Green New Deal vote

The Green New Deal is a great vehicle to bring more attention to the need for bold action on climate. But as actual legislation it is non-news, because nothing dramatic is going to happen on climate in the Senate as currently constituted. At the state level, however, a growing number of leaders across the political spectrum are moving forward to meet the challenge.

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With longer days ahead, cities should lean in on solar | Emma Searson

Today marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Known as the spring equinox because the day and night each last almost exactly 12 hours, it’s a cause for celebration for many who, like me, are eager to leave the cold and darkness of winter behind. This is also a great time for our communities to lean in and make the most of capturing the sun’s power with each growing day.

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News Release | Environment America

Gov. Lujan Grisham and New Mexico embark on a path to 100 percent carbon-free electricity

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed the state’s groundbreaking Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law, meaning that by 2045, the Land of Enchantment should be fully powered by clean, carbon-free electricity.

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Get the Lead Out

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country.  As our report shows, states are failing to make the grade when it comes to keeping lead out of drinking water at school.  Instead of waiting for more testing, we need to proactively remove the lead pipes and plumbing at the root of this toxic hazard for our children.

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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New Report: More than two-thirds of states examined receive failing grades for efforts to reduce lead in school drinking water

A total of 22 states earned an “F” grade for their performance in eliminating lead from school drinking water, according to a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Of the 31 states tested, Illinois was the only one (along with the District of Columbia) to receive a mark above the C range.  These results come from the the second edition of the groups’ Get the Lead Out report, which grades state policies for protecting kids from exposure to this dangerous neurotoxin.

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