News Release | Environment America

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed

In this month’s roundup of good news stories on the environment, we’re highlighting the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, a state victory for nature’s best pollinators, moves to reduce plastic pollution and more.

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Statement: Manchin bill would promote energy efficiency, “the cleanest energy”

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing Thursday on a wide-ranging energy infrastructure bill put forth by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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Statement: Committee advances important drinking water bills

The House Energy & Commerce environment subcommittee advanced key measures to protect drinking water on Wednesday. These include H.R. 3291, the Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act (AQUA), and H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act. The AQUA bill not only authorizes $45 billion to replace lead pipes but also creates a 10-year deadline for water utilities to get the job done. The PFAS Action Act designates key “forever chemicals” as hazardous under Superfund, which will ensure polluters pay for clean up.

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Statement: Target’s new plastic packaging goal is a step in the right direction

The Fortune 50 retailer Target announced a new goal Tuesday to reduce its use of virgin plastic 20 percent by 2025 across its own brand frequency products. 

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Statement: In important development for offshore wind, East Coast’s Empire Wind project gets federal review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Thursday that it will begin an environmental review of a potential offshore wind project off the coasts of New York and New Jersey.