News Release | Environment America

Plastic pollution: One day, three solutions

One day, three decisions -- all of which may have far-reaching effects on plastic pollution in the United States.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America and U.S. PIRG Praise Kroger’s Plan To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Today, Kroger Co. announced its plan to phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its 15 brands of grocery stores by 2025, starting with Seattle-based QFC in 2019. Kroger is America’s largest grocery-only chain and the first major chain to make that type of pledge.

A Whale, the Prince, and Ditching Plastic Straws

By | Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Starbucks announced in July that it would phase out plastic straws. And coast to coast, from several cities in Florida to several California cities and Seattle, local governments have done the same.

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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.

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