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Environment America and U.S. PIRG praise Starbucks’ decision to ditch plastic straws

Today, coffee giant Starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws from all of its locations globally by 2020. In a Tweet, the company said the move would eliminate more than one billion plastic straws per year from its stores.

Americans speak out in opposition to drilling in Arctic Refuge

By | Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

There is no reason to despoil a pristine wilderness for last century fuels.

News Release | Environment America

Nearly 700,000 Voice Opposition to Arctic Drilling

Today ended the first 60-day public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to drill for oil in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A broad coalition of native, faith, sportsmen, veteran, and environmental organizations delivered more than 690,000 public comments in opposition to oil drilling in the Refuge.

Tropical forests are burning. Again.

By | Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

More than a decade after local and global activists curbed tropical deforestation in South America, more forests in Brazil and Bolivia are burning again. As the planet heats up, this loss should concern all of us -- and there’s something we can do about it, right here, right now.

Wild Areas In Largest National Forest Under Attack

By | Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

The concept of the Roadless Rule was simple: areas untouched by logging and road-building should stay that way, i.e. wild.

Congress passed its spending bill. Here’s how the environment fared.

By | John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

It’s exceedingly rare these days that Congress gives environmentalists something to celebrate. But I’m happy to report that the spending bill passed last week deserves our mild applause

These Lands Are Our Lands

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These are our lands. They are owned by us. And as land owners, we have a decision to make. Should we open them up to drilling and seek a little more oil, or should we protect our coasts, put them off limits, because these places are too beautiful and too vital to spoil?

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Offshore drilling proposal threatens America’s coasts and marine wildlife

Bidding for offshore oil and gas leases could begin as early as 2019 in almost all federal waters under a new Trump administration proposal. Environment America denounced the plan, which would open vast new areas of the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling.    

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President Trump Eliminates Protections for Treasured Public Lands

President Donald Trump announced today that he is drastically cutting Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Not only is this decision environmentally irresponsible, it defies public opinion. Ninety-eight percent of the record-breaking 2.8 million public comments to the U.S. Interior Department asked the federal government to maintain or expand protections for these and the 25 other national monuments still under review by the Trump administration.

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