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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Are America’s beaches safe for swimming?

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 385 coastal and Great Lakes beaches indicated that the water was potentially unsafe for swimming on at least one out of every four days tested, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The report comes as Congress is set to vote Friday on a major spending bill that includes an additional $11 billion for water infrastructure.

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Going beyond statistics in the quest for clean energy | Graham Marema

Personal stories of 100 percent renewable energy can inspire

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News Release | Environment America

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Statement: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acts wisely, dismissing New England Ratepayers Association petition

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) dismissed a petition Thursday from the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) that threatened crucial state net metering policies and states’ long-held jurisdiction over solar rights.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Right whales now critically endangered

After years of deadly interactions with humans, the North American right whale has been reclassified as “critically endangered,” the most serious designation for any animal that still exists in the wild. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which since 1964 has tracked and categorized animals’ risks of global extinction on its Red List of Threatened Species, upgraded the right whale’s status on Wednesday.

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