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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Environmental organizations call on Procter & Gamble shareholders to reduce forest degradation in supply chain

More than 100 environmental groups sent a letter Thursday calling on the shareholders of Procter & Gamble (P&G) to minimize the company’s impacts on the boreal forest in Canada and the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: More than one in six Americans experienced greater than 100 days of polluted air in 2020

In the report, Trouble in the Air: Millions of Americans Breathed Polluted Air in 2020, researchers reviewed Environmental Protection Agency air pollution records from across the country, covering 591 different geographic areas.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. On Thursday, PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Community Action Works released a new report, Trash in America: Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. The report examines America’s waste problem and recommends 10 steps the United States should take to build a “zero waste” economy.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Watershed victory to put the PennEast gas pipeline on ice

PennEast Pipeline Co. announced on Monday that it was pulling the plug on its proposed 116-mile gas pipeline that would have crossed Pennsylvania and New Jersey to deliver methane gas from Pennsylvania fracking wells. The announcement came on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that granted PennEast the right to use eminent domain to seize public and private lands for the pipeline. Nevertheless, the proposal faced  stiff environmental permitting challenges from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) under the Clean Water Act. The company cited environmental permitting difficulties in its decision to withdraw the project.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: In a sign of wind power’s growth, America’s first commercial-scale wind project secures funding

Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first commercial scale wind project, has secured $2.3 billion in funding for its launch.

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