News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate should confirm Rep. Deb Haaland as next Secretary of the Interior

Simply put, Rep. Haaland is the right person to lead the Department of the Interior. 

As a leader with a track record of protecting critical wildlife habitat and iconic places, she will safeguard our national parks and monuments. She is in tune with America’s conservation values — which cut across party affiliation and political identity. She’s shown this with her effort to protect 30 percent of U.S. land and water by 2030, a policy which is supported by 80 percent of Americans.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

130+ groups send letter to Whole Foods Market calling on company to put “Planet Over Plastic”

BOSTON -- Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and more than 130 additional groups from coast-to-coast mailed Whole Foods CEO John Mackey a letter Thursday calling on him to commit to concrete and verifiable steps that reduce the company’s plastic footprint.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Michael Regan’s confirmation as EPA secretary is the right decision for key agency

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Michael Regan as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. With his strong environmental protection background as the leader of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, Regan is expected to place the agency’s focus back squarely on its mission: to protect the environment and public health. This will include safeguarding the nation’s waterways and air quality, as well as pushing forward with bold action to address climate change.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Environment America Research & Policy Center launches campaign to get Walmart to go big on solar

Environment America Research & Policy Center launched a new campaign Tuesday calling on Walmart to publicly commit to installing solar panels on the roofs of nearly all of its more than 5,000 locations across America -- and over the parking lots that surround them -- by 2035.

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Statement: Interior takes important first step to evaluate leasing moratorium

DENVER -- The Department of Interior announced Tuesday that it will begin its comprehensive review of the department’s oil and gas leasing and permitting activities as required by President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis.