Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Offshore Wind for America

Building a world powered by 100% renewable energy will make us both healthier and safer. To get there, we need to make simultaneous use of every source of renewable energy because each has its unique advantages and complements the others. For the United States, offshore wind energy is a largely untapped resource with many benefits – a key element of a future energy system powered by renewable energy. This report discusses technical potential for offshore wind in the U.S..

Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Microplastics in Pennsylvania

Plastic is everywhere and in everything. It’s used as packaging, it’s in food service products, and it’s in clothing. All told, Americans generate over 35 million tons of plastic waste every year, 90% of which is landfilled or incinerated.1 In fact, the U.S. throws out enough plastic every 16 hours to fill the Dallas Cowboys stadium, and that amount is increasing.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Superfund Underfunded

One in six Americans lives within 3 miles of a proposed or approved Superfund toxic waste site. Yet the program to clean up these sites has experienced a declining budget, and success, putting people at risk from hazardous contamination.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New Life for the Ocean

To restore our oceans to health, we need to protect more of our amazing ocean places.

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

Accelerating the Transition to Electric School Buses

To protect our children’s health and environment, Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund has released a new report to identify new, cutting-edge ways that utility companies can assist school districts in paying for zero-emission buses, and how schools can reap the long-term benefits.