News Release | Environment America

New Jersey Governor signs strongest ban on single-use plastics in nation, promotes reusable bags

“Gov. Murphy signed the strongest single-use ban on plastics in the country to prioritize our wildlife and our communities over endless plastic waste polluting our waterways. We are thrilled that New Jersey can be a national leader in reducing single-use waste.”

News Release | Environment America

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.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report calls for an end to rewarding waste makers

Election Day is less than a week away, and come January, returning and newly elected legislators will face a mounting plastic waste crisis. Nearly 100,000 tons of plastic -- enough to fill roughly 1.5 football stadiums -- are thrown away every day in the United States. On Thursday, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a report, Break the Waste Cycle, highlighting producer responsibility, an emerging trend in which product-makers – not individuals or taxpayers – are responsible for the waste they create. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s decision to strip protections for gray wolves threatens a species numbering only 6,000 in the continental U.S.

“Instead of this wrong-headed move, we need a bold national plan, if not a continental one, to safeguard these wolves. Do we really want to lose the hearty howl of the gray wolf on our watch?"

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia show leadership on offshore wind energy

In a show of bipartisan support for renewable energy, the governors of Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia announced Thursday that the three states have created a partnership to coordinate the development of offshore wind.

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