News Releases

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Ag Dept. to ‘repeal or replace’ rollback of Tongass National Forest protections

The Biden administration announced Friday that the Department of Agriculture has reviewed and is proposing to “repeal or replace” the Trump administration’s rollback of protections for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: America is on the verge of a renewable future

America has the capacity to build an energy system around clean, renewable resources, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study, We Have the Power: Reaching America's potential for clean, renewable energy, finds that America has abundant renewable resources to meet all of its energy needs.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Suspension of Arctic Refuge leases shows significant progress toward protection

 The Biden administration will suspend all leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending environmental review of the impacts of drilling in this pristine area, according to reports. This announcement follows a Jan. 20 Executive Order that temporarily halted all leasing activities in the refuge.

News Release | Environment America

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

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

Amazon* shareholders fail in opportunity to cut plastic waste

A shareholder proposal aimed at getting, Inc. to reduce its significant plastic footprint did not garner the necessary votes to pass at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday. The proposal did earn a notable 35 percent of the vote.