News Releases

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Suspension of Arctic Refuge leases shows significant progress toward protection

 The Biden administration will suspend all leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending environmental review of the impacts of drilling in this pristine area, according to reports. This announcement follows a Jan. 20 Executive Order that temporarily halted all leasing activities in the refuge.

News Release | Environment America

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

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.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Amazon* shareholders fail in opportunity to cut plastic waste

A shareholder proposal aimed at getting, Inc. to reduce its significant plastic footprint did not garner the necessary votes to pass at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday. The proposal did earn a notable 35 percent of the vote.

News Release | Environment America

Groups urge EPA to stop dumping of “forever chemicals”

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers water pollution limits for per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), several groups urged the agency to bar discharges of these “forever chemicals” into our waterways.  Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and Environmental Action submitted 29,656 comments from their individual members and joined legal comments to the EPA prepared by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report maps hundreds of toxic waste sites in the path of 2020's record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season

As “National Hurricane Preparedness Week” kicks off, many communities across the United States are still dealing with the devastating effects of last year’s record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season.