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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: 108 million Americans live in areas that experienced at least 100 days of polluted air in 2018

One-third of all Americans live in areas that suffered through at least 100 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New Dirty Water Rule puts America’s drinking water and rivers at risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule that leaves half the nation’s wetlands and thousands of streams -- which help provide millions of Americans with drinking water -- without the federal protection of the Clean Water Act.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Group

Statement: Vanderbilt University announces first step in transitioning its campus to 100 percent renewable energy

Vanderbilt University announced today its first step in implementing the school’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy. The university will partner with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure renewable energy from a 35 megawatt solar farm to be built in Bedford County, Tenn. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Arizona’s largest electric utility commits to 100% clean energy

Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest utility, committed today to a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. The plan also includes an interim goal of getting 45 percent of the utility’s power from renewable sources like solar and wind by 2030. That makes APS the first major U.S. utility to set a target of tripling its renewable energy generation by the end of the decade.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: Offshore drilling brings onshore dangers to coastal communities and ecosystems

Plans to expand drilling off America’s coast are creating significant dangers to onshore communities and ecosystems, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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