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Interior Secretary Zinke’s neighbors call on him to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

For the second year in a row, people who live near the U.S. Capitol are using a creative method to ask one of their neighbors, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to better protect public lands. Nearly 150 Capitol Hill residents have put up lawn signs imploring Secretary Zinke to “Get With the Program” and save the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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As World Series ends, Americans look to the Land and Water Conservation Fund for future fields of dreams

As part of a campaign to convince Congress to reauthorize and fund the expired Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Environment America recently made two pitches on Capitol Hill  -- delivering a baseball cookie and a clock toy to each of the 541 offices (435 representatives, 6 delegates, and 100 Senators).

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Major opposition to forest service proposal to weaken conservation rule

Today, the U.S. Forest Service held the final public hearing on a proposal to exempt Alaska’s rustic Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. A wide variety of environmental, taxpayer and other groups filled the hearing to urge the administration to withdraw its plan.

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California keeping plastic pollution out of the ocean

Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills designed to reduce plastic pollution flowing into the Pacific Ocean. AB 1884 would create a “straws on request” policy for dine-in restaurants in California and SB 1335 requires state facilities to recycle food packaging.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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