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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report outlines key ways to reconnect nature through wildlife corridors

“For too long a labyrinth of roads, fences and sprawl has penned animals into smaller and smaller habitats,” said Wendy Wendlandt, president of Environment America Research & Policy Center.  “The key now is to connect these small habitat ‘islands’ through corridors. Doing so can give wildlife the space they need to hunt, mate and migrate.”

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Statement: Federal court invalidates ‘Dirty Water Rule’

The United States District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday vacated the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which wiped out federal protections for half the nation’s remaining wetlands and thousands of streams that provide drinking water to millions of Americans. Citing serious legal errors and harm caused by the rule, the court decreed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers need to draft a new rule defining the scope of waterways protected under the federal Clean Water Act

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Another offshore wind project advances, continuing progress toward U.S. and New York goals

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) completed its environmental review on Monday of the South Fork Wind project, which will deliver clean power to New York’s mainland.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: California Energy Commission shows leadership by voting in favor of solar requirements

The California Energy Commission (CEC) voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward solar and storage requirements for new commercial buildings and high-rise multifamily dwellings.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New map highlights slaughterhouse water pollution

Slaughterhouses continue to dump high volumes of pollution into the nation’s waterways. A new interactive map released by Environment America Research & Policy Center on Wednesday highlights the risks to health and the environment posed by 382 meat and poultry processing plants across the country. Several facilities on the map are located in the Mississippi River watershed, where pollution flows are causing a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico that is currently larger than the state of Connecticut.

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