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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

Statement: New England offshore wind project takes big step in permitting process

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.

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; U.S. PIRG Education Fund

New report: One hundred days in, President Biden is making headway restoring environmental protections

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.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

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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