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New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Biden administration goes big on offshore wind with NY Bight lease auction

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced Wednesday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind energy auction on Feb. 23 for more than 480,000 acres in the New York Bight. This will be the first offshore wind energy auction under the Biden administration.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Department of the Interior launches analysis of wind power generation off California, Gulf Coast

The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Tuesday that it is moving forward with environmental assessments (EA) of two coastal areas to evaluate the effects of hosting offshore wind activities. 

News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Georgia welcomes new right whale calf

"North Atlantic right whales are a majestic and maternal species--two of the many reasons we’re proud to call them Georgia’s state marine mammal. With only an estimated 360 right whales left in our oceans, it’s critical we act now to prevent right whales from facing extinction."

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Scientists and academics support new sanctuary along the California coast

“Public comments from marine experts offer a clear message: Protections work and are the right thing to do to safeguard vital biodiversity,” said Environment California Research & Policy Center Oceans Associate Meghan Hurley. 

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