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Thousands urge EPA to protect waterways from pollution

Nearly 30,000 people are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to end the dumping of PFAS chemicals, and thousands more are telling the agency to dramatically reduce pollution from slaughterhouses. Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund submitted comments from these individuals to the EPA Thursday as the agency considers updating pollution control standards, which is required by the Clean Water Act.  The groups are also calling on the EPA to strengthen standards for other industrial sources -- including power plants and refineries.

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POLL: Majority of voters in Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s district support ‘Build Back Better’ plan, especially climate, clean energy provisions

Up to $3.5 trillion in investments proposed in the Build Back Better Act now before Congress are getting strong support from voters in the Richmond-area congressional district of Rep. Abigail Spanberger, according to a new survey.

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POLL: Majority of voters in Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux’s district support ‘Build Back Better’ plan, especially climate, clean energy provisions

Up to $3.5 trillion in investments proposed in the Build Back Better Act now before Congress are getting strong support from voters in the suburban Atlanta congressional district of Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, according to a new survey.

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Statement: Secretary Haaland outlines bold plan for offshore wind leasing

In an effort to meet the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a plan Wednesday for new offshore wind leasing. Under the plan, the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) could hold as many as seven new lease sales in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts by 2025. 

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Rep. Quigley introduces legislation to ban single-use plastics from national parks

WASHINGTON --- On Friday, Rep. Mike Quigley introduced a bill into the House of Representatives that aims to ban single-use plastic serviceware from national parks in the United States.

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