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News Release | Environment America

Groups urge EPA to stop dumping of “forever chemicals”

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers water pollution limits for per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), several groups urged the agency to bar discharges of these “forever chemicals” into our waterways.  Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and Environmental Action submitted 29,656 comments from their individual members and joined legal comments to the EPA prepared by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report maps hundreds of toxic waste sites in the path of 2020's record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season

As “National Hurricane Preparedness Week” kicks off, many communities across the United States are still dealing with the devastating effects of last year’s record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: America’s first major offshore wind project approved

Through a Record of Decision (ROD), the Biden administration gave final approval for Vineyard Wind 1, an offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts. T

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Department of Interior moves closer to monumental American conservation commitment

In an important step forward for America’s public lands and waters, the Department of Interior published a report Thursday setting out the process to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands, waters and oceans by 2030. This report follows the national commitment set out by President Joe Biden in January with his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.