Reports

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Slaughterhouses Are Polluting Our Waterways

Industrial meat and poultry processing plants dump huge volumes of pollution into America’s rivers, threatening our health and harming our environment. The construction of more slaughterhouses adds to this water pollution. Despite Clean Water Act requirements, the EPA has refused to update decades-old pollution standards to protect the public.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Group

Shining Cities 2020

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has 77.7 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – more than enough to power one in every 10 homes in America.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Group

Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar

This series of guides should serve as a toolkit for communities interested in leading the transition to clean, renewable energy. Each guide illustrates the importance of one of the following policy tools for advancing solar energy adoption, as well as guidelines, case studies and additional resources.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Destination: Zero Carbon

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Banning Single-Use Plastics

Every day, we use millions of plastic bags, straws and utensils, and foam cups and containers for just a few minutes before tossing them, and then they can pollute our environment for hundreds of years. We can protect our health and marine animals by banning or limiting these products, as hundreds of communities and nine states have already done. Banning Single-use Plastics describes the specific problems, actions, and best practices for reducing these polluting items.

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