News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund

The best way to fight plastic pollution? Ban single-use plastics

U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released comprehensive fact sheets about plastic pollution on Thursday. Banning Single-Use Plastics puts forward specific policies to ban or restrict the worst plastic pollution, including plastic bags, foam cups and containers, and plastic straws and utensils.

News Release | Environment America

EPA plan allowing unlined coal ash pits puts drinking water at risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule Wednesday that would allow at least some unlined coal ash ponds to continue operating. The proposal is the administration’s fourth rollback of modest rules adopted in 2015 to protect Americans from this toxic residue.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America urges stronger EPA action to get lead out of drinking water

In public comments submitted today, Environment America and 62 other organizations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically strengthen its proposed update to the Lead and Copper Rule, which is the federal regulation that is supposed to keep lead out of our drinking water.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New campaign launched on campuses urges colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent clean renewable power

As students across the country begin a new semester, Environment America Research & Policy Center is launching a campaign on dozens of campuses, pressing colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources. The initiative aims to get 150 schools to commit by 2021 to exclusively using renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America

Senate introduces Clean Economy Act

A new bill, introduced today by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware and co-sponsored by 33 members, calls for a national goal of net zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury. 

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