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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. On Thursday, PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Community Action Works released a new report, Trash in America: Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. The report examines America’s waste problem and recommends 10 steps the United States should take to build a “zero waste” economy.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Watershed victory to put the PennEast gas pipeline on ice

PennEast Pipeline Co. announced on Monday that it was pulling the plug on its proposed 116-mile gas pipeline that would have crossed Pennsylvania and New Jersey to deliver methane gas from Pennsylvania fracking wells. The announcement came on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that granted PennEast the right to use eminent domain to seize public and private lands for the pipeline. Nevertheless, the proposal faced  stiff environmental permitting challenges from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) under the Clean Water Act. The company cited environmental permitting difficulties in its decision to withdraw the project.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: In a sign of wind power’s growth, America’s first commercial-scale wind project secures funding

Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first commercial scale wind project, has secured $2.3 billion in funding for its launch.

News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: Federal regulators make wrong decision in allowing new nuclear waste site in Texas

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a private company’s plan Monday to store nuclear waste in the Permian Basin of West Texas. 

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Statement: EPA makes right moves in updating slaughterhouse and PFAS pollution standards

WASHINGTON -- In twin victories for clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  announced Wednesday that it will update water pollution control standards for both meat and poultry processing plants and for the release of PFAS chemicals.