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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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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and PIRG work on multiple campaigns to ensure the country's policies and practices create a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us. This weekly newsletter highlights recent good news on the environmental front -- both from the work we do and elsewhere. If you have suggestions or comments, please email Arielle Ostry ( or Josh Chetwynd (

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Advocates: California risks ‘solar cliff’

Sharply reducing net metering payments and imposing high, solar-only fixed charges could slow the growth of rooftop solar installations – and, in the most extreme cases, could cause installations to plummet -- according to a new report released Tuesday by Environment California Research & Policy Center, CALPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group.