The offshore wind project Revolution Wind advanced to the next step in its permitting process Thursday. The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) has begun the process for an Environmental Impact Statement for the 880 megawatt (MW) project that will power hundreds of thousands of homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island with renewable energy.
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.
President Joe Biden promised ambitious action to tackle climate change and America’s other environmental problems upon taking office. A new progress report from Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education finds that despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken numerous steps to restore environmental protections rolled back by the Trump administration.
BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.
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