News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration officially pulls the U.S. out of the international Paris Accord setting back climate progress

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration officially pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement on climate change Wednesday.  Although announced previously, the withdrawal could only be finalized as soon as the day after the presidential election.

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 America

Statement: Trump administration’s decision to strip protections for gray wolves threatens a species numbering only 6,000 in the continental U.S.

“Instead of this wrong-headed move, we need a bold national plan, if not a continental one, to safeguard these wolves. Do we really want to lose the hearty howl of the gray wolf on our watch?"

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration opens new areas to logging in the Tongass National Forest

"Damaging the Tongass in this way is like demolishing a log cabin for kindling to toast marshmallows -- it’s a shockingly short-sighted decision that trades something permanent and wondrous for something of fleeting value." 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report shows decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

 In 2019, the U.S. produced over 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than it did in 2010, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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