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Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

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. 

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Statement: Biden Administration approves America’s second major offshore wind project

The South Fork Wind project received final approval on Wednesday from the Department of the Interior and was cleared to commence construction.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: New York unveils important roadmap to significantly boost distributed solar by 2030

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new framework Friday that will get the state to more than10 gigawatts (GW) of distributed solar power by 2030. This would be enough energy to power 700,000 average homes.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

More than one in six Americans, 58.4 million people, suffered through more than 100 days of elevated air pollution in 2020. Our report calls attention to the very real public health problems air pollution causes in both cities and rural areas across the country, such as asthma, heart issues, and premature death. It explains how global warming will make air pollution worse, and why tackling climate pollution has an impact on air quality. 

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Progress Report: President Biden’s First 100 Days | Lisa Frank

Our new progress report 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.

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