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Environment America members submit nearly 13,000 comments for stronger air quality standards

The comment period to weigh in on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter pollution ended Monday. Environment America submitted 12,925 public comments from members representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico, calling on the EPA to heed the recommendations of its own scientists and strengthen existing particulate matter protections.

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Congressional co-sponsors of Great American Outdoors Act speak out at Environment America virtual rally for public lands

Sen. Manchin, lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate, spoke to the broad bipartisan support for the bill, and commented on how a desire to protect our nation’s public lands for future generations unites us all as well. “Passing the Great American Outdoors Act is an investment in our nation and our future generations, and will ensure our children and grandchildren can enjoy the wild and wonderful outdoor spaces of America for decades to come,” he said.

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Environment America launches a 10-state campaign calling for all new homes to be built with solar panels

In January 2020, California became the first state to require all new houses to be built with solar panels. Today, Environment America is launching a first-of-its-kind campaign calling on additional states across the country to set similar standards for solar power on new homes. The coordinated national campaign will advocate for a solar homes requirement in at least ten states: Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas. While each state may have slightly different goals, the campaign’s intention is to introduce bills in 10 states in the next two years. 

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Statement: Infrastructure bill a can't-miss opportunity to rebuild America, tackle climate crisis

As every state in the country reopens during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, traffic on America’s roads and carbon emissions are returning to pre-lockdown levels. Congress is currently debating how America will rebuild coming out of the crisis, and the much-maligned “infrastructure week” has the potential to result in concrete action. In response to the Moving Forward Act, the following Environment America and U.S. PIRG experts issued statements.

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Misguided EPA decision would ignore rocket fuel chemical in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it is rolling back  the regulation of perchlorate, a key component of rocket fuel, in Americans’ drinking water. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), in 2011, the agency had classified perchlorate as a drinking water contaminant. 

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