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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Secretary Haaland outlines bold plan for offshore wind leasing

In an effort to meet the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a plan Wednesday for new offshore wind leasing. Under the plan, the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) could hold as many as seven new lease sales in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts by 2025. 

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

Statement: Biden honors U.S. conservation legacy by restoring protections for Utah, New England monuments

President Joe Biden is expected to restore protections Friday for three national monuments. The original boundaries for two Utah areas, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the original protections for the U.S. Atlantic’s only marine monument, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, will be reinstated after being stripped during the Trump administration. 

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 California

Statement: Massive oil spill off Southern California coast harming wildlife

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. -- A broken pipeline has spewed more than one hundred thousand gallons of oil into the ocean near Huntington Beach, California, closing the beach and forcing the cancellation of the final day of the Pacific Air Show.

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