Environment America Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign
Bryn Huxley-Reicher
Policy Associate, Frontier Group

Our newest report, Blocking Rooftop Solar, documents how utilities and other special interests are using their money and clout to push policymakers to undercut solar power and to make it harder for homeowners and small business owners to produce their own clean energy.

Endangered Species protections rolled back by Pres. Trump are on their way to restoration

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Even though the protected area is relatively small, numerous studies suggest that the protections have been remarkably successful. 

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Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Advocate

Reefs in no-take areas of the park are better able to rebound from coral bleaching, storms, disease and more.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

This marine protected area helped marine life recover from near-total destruction. 

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

New report depicts potential and pathway to a renewable energy future for U.S.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

In 1992, Congress created Dry Tortugas National Park: a multiple-zone, multiple-use marine protected area established “to protect and interpret a pristine subtropical marine ecosystem, including an intact coral reef community.”

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

New life abounds when we protect ocean habitats. Case in point, the population of the endangered black abalone rebounded inside of California's marine protected areas within five years of their creation. 

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Mitchell Ukropina
Our Wild Forests Campaign, Associate

Forests absorb and store carbon dioxide. The Tongass is the best within the national forest system.

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Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Advocate

Leading up to World Oceans Day 2021 on June 8, we are posting a series of blogs on the effectiveness of marine protected areas around the world.