News Release | Environment America

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

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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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked to hard to improve will miss her.

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Appliance efficiency standards could cut climate pollution

As Massachusetts battles a lingering drought that has called attention to the need to conserve water in the state, a policy that would save water and energy is currently pending as part of a package of climate legislation under consideration on Beacon Hill.

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Statement: Senate hearing showcases developers, industry as beneficiaries of ‘Dirty Water Rule’

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the recently implemented Dirty Water Rule that highlighted the threat the rollback has placed on our waterways. The rule, which revoked federal protections for thousands of waterways and nearly half of all wetlands across the country, was instated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) despite widespread public opposition.

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Statement: UN sounds alarm on biodiversity loss; Trump administration hits the snooze button

“Like the proverbial burning Rome, our endangered species are disappearing into ash. Governments and corporations alike must stop fiddling.”