Environment America Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

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

There is still time for the EPA reverse course on the Lead and Copper Rule - and stop the widespread contamination of our drinking water.

In the past couple weeks, there has been speculation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon finalize its update to the nation’s regulation on lead in drinking water, known as the Lead & Copper Rule. Indeed, the agency has sent the rule over to the White House for final review. 

So, here is my urgent plea to the Trump administration: don’t do it.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

In August, we received our first holiday card of 2020. It came from our brilliant and goofy friends who took pictures of themselves, their kids and their dog wearing elf hats in their summer garden cheerfully wishing this abysmal year would end already.

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Brynn Furey
Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Associate

A proposed loophole will allow manufacturers to bypass current water efficiency standards

If you’ve ever been through a hurricane in Florida or in certain parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, it’s possible that mangroves were the guardian angel you didn’t know you had.

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

Each year, 1 million acres of boreal forest is cut in Canada, much of it turned into pulp that is used for tissue products. This threatens wildlife and puts incredible pressure on our changing climate. 

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Malia Libby
Save the Bees, Associate

Traditional techniques in sustainable farming can play a role in protecting pollinators from overwhelming declines

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

With so many energy targets out there, what should we really be aiming for?

Who’re you gonna call? Your representatives! Read more about importance of advocating for 100 percent renewable energy commitments in your community. Our clean energy intern Katie Moffitt writes how to call your representatives to advocate for clean energy commitments in your community.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

In February 2017, Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Student PIRGs jointly launched the 100% Renewable Campuses campaign. A few years later, the campaign has taken off and colleges and universities across the country are leading the way on renewable energy.

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Michaela Morris
Associate, Protect Our Oceans, Environment America

Why the ocean’s power to build community is not limited to seashore.