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More than 150 organizations call on Walmart to go big on solar

 In a letter delivered Friday, 154 environmental organizations called on retail giant Walmart to commit to installing solar panels on all its viable store roofs and parking lots by 2035.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan infrastructure bill advances clean energy

With bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. The far-reaching legislation will aid America’s transition to using clean energy sources by cutting energy waste, modernizing the electrical grid to improve resiliency, and upgrading transmission lines. 

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Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades.

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Think globally, act locally: new electric vehicle toolkit for local governments

To successfully address the challenges under discussion at the U.N. climate change conference COP26, the United States needs to clean up its top source of global warming emissions: transportation. Transitioning to electric vehicles needs to be a key part of any plan. As Congress debates major EV infrastructure investment, a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group shows that state and local governments can pave the way for cleaner transportation.

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Statement: Rep. Hoyer bill would address climate impacts of deforestation

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced a bill Wednesday that would establish a $9 billion trust fund to tackle climate emissions caused by global deforestation. The bill, known as America Mitigating and Achieving Zero-emissions Originating from Nature for the 21st Century Act bill (AMAZON21), follows President Joe Biden’s pledge at COP26 to reduce global deforestation.  The AMAZON21 legislation could remove up to an estimated 180 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, or the equivalent of offsetting emissions from every U.S. passenger vehicle for two years. 

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