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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America and U.S. PIRG Praise Kroger’s Plan To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Today, Kroger Co. announced its plan to phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its 15 brands of grocery stores by 2025, starting with Seattle-based QFC in 2019. Kroger is America’s largest grocery-only chain and the first major chain to make that type of pledge.

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News Release | Environment America

Trump administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ will increase air pollution and climate risk across the United States

Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. All Americans deserve better.

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News Release | Environment America

Federal Court Rejects the Administration’s Suspension of the Clean Water Rule

Today, a federal court in South Carolina invalidated the Trump administration’s attempt to delay the effective date of the Clean Water Rule by two years.  The Clean Water Rule helps protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans, as well as thousands of wetlands. Today’s court decision means that the Clean Water Rule is once again law of the land in all 26 states where temporary injunctions from other litigation are not in effect.

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A Whale, the Prince, and Ditching Plastic Straws | Steve Blackledge

Starbucks announced in July that it would phase out plastic straws. And coast to coast, from several cities in Florida to several California cities and Seattle, local governments have done the same.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Businesses Join Effort to Defend the Clean Water Rule in Court

Businesses from 30 states urged a federal court in North Dakota to uphold the Clean Water Rule, in an amicus brief filed by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the National Environmental Law Center.  From outfitters to brewers to farmers, many of these businesses depend on clean water for their livelihoods. In addition, 62 local officials also signed onto a separate amicus brief also filed by the groups.

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