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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Electrify UPS: New campaign calls on global shipping company to transition to electric delivery trucks

Environment America Research & Policy Center launched a new campaign Thursday calling on the United Parcel Service (UPS) to purchase all electric vehicles for their delivery fleet of 125,000 vehicles by 2030.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: USDA announces proposal to restore vital protections for the Tongass National Forest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a proposal late Thursday to reinstate protections for the Tongass National Forest, kicking off a public process before the protections are finalized.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: U.S. wind and solar have nearly quadrupled since 2011

 In 2020, America produced almost four times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2011, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Renewables on the Rise 2021: The rapid growth of renewables, electric vehicles and other building blocks of a clean energy future finds that if U.S. wind, solar and geothermal power continue to grow at the same 15% annual rate, renewables could meet the nation’s current electricity needs by 2035. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: NOAA moves to protect California coast’s marine life, cultural heritage

"The sanctuary supports so much vibrant ocean life. A significant portion of the threatened southern sea otter population makes its home here. Whales and dolphins stop here along their migratory paths." 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

More than 150 organizations call on Walmart to go big on solar

 In a letter delivered Friday, 154 environmental organizations called on retail giant Walmart to commit to installing solar panels on all its viable store roofs and parking lots by 2035.

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