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News Release | Environment America

Coal Ash Ponds Put our Waterways at Risk

Toxic ponds filled with billions of gallons of waste from coal plants across the United States pose a threat to hundreds of rivers and lakes, and millions of Americans who live near them. As the public comment period closes on the Trump administration’s proposal to weaken current rules protecting waterways, Accidents Waiting to Happen: Coal Ash Ponds Put Our Waterways at Risk, a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group,  documents the toxic pollution threats from these poorly-regulated waste pits. 

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News Release | Environment America

Power Building: L.A. No. 1 for solar as more American cities tap into the sun

Once again, Los Angeles is having its moment in the sun. After ceding first place to San Diego last year, the City of Angels ranks as America’s number one city for its amount of solar energy, according to Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America, a report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Health Experts and Advocates Issue Joint Call to “Get the Lead Out” at Schools and Child Care

National experts in education, child care and children's health today issued a joint call to get the lead out of schools and child care facilities.   Released during National Public Health Week, the new report echoes the key recommendation of Environment America and U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s joint “Get the Lead Out” campaign – that the best way to protect children’s health is to remove lead.

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Report | Environment America

Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Cleaner Cars Cut Costs and Pollution

Since the federal clean car standards were implemented in model year 2012 vehicles, the standards have cut global warming pollution, spurred innovation and saved consumers money. Environment America Research & Policy Center released a fact sheet today detailing the benefits of the clean car standards. America’s drivers have already saved more than $50 billion at the pump thanks to these standards. Despite these huge plusses for Americans, the federal government plans to roll back our progress.

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