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News Release | Environment America

Statement: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acts wisely, dismissing New England Ratepayers Association petition

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) dismissed a petition Thursday from the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) that threatened crucial state net metering policies and states’ long-held jurisdiction over solar rights.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Los Angeles Community College District commits to 100 percent renewable energy

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has committed to meeting all of its energy needs with 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2040.

News Release | Environment America

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

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

Right whales now critically endangered

After years of deadly interactions with humans, the North American right whale has been reclassified as “critically endangered,” the most serious designation for any animal that still exists in the wild. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which since 1964 has tracked and categorized animals’ risks of global extinction on its Red List of Threatened Species, upgraded the right whale’s status on Wednesday.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Virginia becomes first southern state to join RGGI

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Virginia is officially the first southern state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states which has worked together for more than a decade to successfully cut pollution from power plants.

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