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News Release | Environment America

Environment America and U.S. PIRG praise Starbucks’ decision to ditch plastic straws

Today, coffee giant Starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws from all of its locations globally by 2020. In a Tweet, the company said the move would eliminate more than one billion plastic straws per year from its stores.

News Release | Environment California

Key Legislative Committee Passes Landmark 100% Clean Electricity Bill

The California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy voted today to pass the landmark Senate Bill 100 (De León), which will ensure that California generates 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045.  

News Release | Environment America

Senate Passes Farm Bill Clean of Anti-Environmental Riders

This afternoon, the U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill free of several anti-environmental provisions included in the House version by a vote of 86 to 11. Bart Johnsen-Harris, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Americans’ health at risk

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health. According to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund, 73 million Americans experienced over 100 days -- or more than three months -- of degraded air quality in 2016, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment America

Nearly 700,000 Voice Opposition to Arctic Drilling

Today ended the first 60-day public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to drill for oil in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A broad coalition of native, faith, sportsmen, veteran, and environmental organizations delivered more than 690,000 public comments in opposition to oil drilling in the Refuge.

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