News Release | Environment America

Conservation advocates call on Commerce Secretary to save right whales

“Right whales have lived off our coast for millennia. But if we fail to act, our generation could be the last to see these gentle giants swim off our shores,” said Hellerstein. “We have the tools and the knowledge to keep these iconic whales safe. We just have to use them.”  

News Release | Environment America

New Jersey governor signs law to replace lead pipes, protect drinking water

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Thursday requiring water utilities to replace all lead pipes providing drinking water (called “service lines”) within the next decade.  

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

News Release | Environment America

House votes to empower EPA to clean up PFAS “forever chemicals”

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the bipartisan PFAS Action Act, introduced by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI). The bill would designate two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund program, and set a five-year deadline to decide whether to reclassify other PFAS as well. 

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Statement: New bill offers big boost for America’s wildlife conservation

Sens. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, and Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, introduced on Tuesday the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act to the United States Senate. If passed into law, the bill would provide $1.397 billion annually to state and tribal fish and wildlife agencies to protect vulnerable species.

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