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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: A blueprint for stronger, more sustainable American infrastructure

On Jan. 20, 2021, the United States will have a new president, helping to turn the page on a brutal year of disease and disruption. While stark political divisions will undoubtedly remain, a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, and Frontier Group lays out a vision to bridge political divides through infrastructure investment, seizing a critical opportunity to emerge as a stronger nation after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

“Plastic packaging is not on customers’ shopping list when they go to the market, and yet it’s almost impossible to walk away from a Whole Foods without a basket full of plastic that will pollute our planet for centuries." 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report calls for an end to rewarding waste makers

Election Day is less than a week away, and come January, returning and newly elected legislators will face a mounting plastic waste crisis. Nearly 100,000 tons of plastic -- enough to fill roughly 1.5 football stadiums -- are thrown away every day in the United States. On Thursday, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a report, Break the Waste Cycle, highlighting producer responsibility, an emerging trend in which product-makers – not individuals or taxpayers – are responsible for the waste they create. 

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

New report shows New York leadership in decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

New York ranks no. 2 in the nation for cumulative electric vehicles sold and available electric vehicles charging stations, according to a new report released today by Environment New York Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Virginia becomes first southern state to join RGGI

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Virginia is officially the first southern state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states which has worked together for more than a decade to successfully cut pollution from power plants.

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