News Release | Environment America

Statement: Interior Department makes an important move to slow development of Arctic leases

he Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that it will begin a new environmental review of oil drilling's impact on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The review will include examining the effects of drilling on such wildlife as caribou and polar bears, as well as on surface waters and climate change.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Advocates: California risks ‘solar cliff’

Sharply reducing net metering payments and imposing high, solar-only fixed charges could slow the growth of rooftop solar installations – and, in the most extreme cases, could cause installations to plummet -- according to a new report released Tuesday by Environment California Research & Policy Center, CALPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group.

News Release | Environment America

Water athletes call for clean water infrastructure

Swimmers, sailors, surfers, and rowers from 30 different states called on Congress Tuesday to invest billions of dollars in clean water projects as part of any major federal infrastructure package.

News Release | Environment America

Oregon commits to 100 percent clean electricity by 2040

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown celebrated the signing of a bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100 percent clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 into law at a ceremony on Tuesday. The move builds on a national trend, as it makes Oregon the eighth state to enact a legislative commitment to 100 percent clean or renewable electricity. 

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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.  

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