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Sen. Ed Markey’s primary win is a victory for the environment

Environment America chairman Doug Phelps issued the following statement Tuesday on Sen. Ed Markey’s victory in Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate primary contest against Rep. Joe Kennedy III.

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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us. 

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Hurricane Laura coverage: Data, resources and interview opportunities

As Hurricane Laura bears down on the Gulf Coast, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRG, Environment America, and state groups in Texas, where landfall is likely) is sharing information to help you cover the major environmental, health and consumer problems that Laura may cause.

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Statement: Senate committee releases ambitious new climate report

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a long-awaited report on Wednesday, making the case for comprehensive climate solutions that would meet the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This scientific target, set in 2018 by the International Panel on Climate Change, would keep the Earth from warming more than 1.5 degrees, avoiding the worst impacts of global warming.

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Environment America joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

“Oil drilling and wildlife simply do not mix. Not only will the Trump administration’s slapdash and tragic plan threaten one of the world’s most untamed wildlife areas, but it is also completely blind to the reality that, in 2020, dangerously extracting more fossil fuels from the ground is a fool’s errand when clean renewable energy options are rapidly on the rise.” 

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