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News Release | Environment America

More than 500 Leaders Call for Doubling Strength of America’s Best Regional Climate and Clean Air Program

546 health professionals, businesses, academics, elected officials, conservation, consumer and environmental groups and community leaders from nine states in the Northeast called on their Governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Groups Launch New Effort to Get the Lead Out of Schools’ Drinking Water, with Washington, DC in the Vanguard

Citing growing evidence of pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG today launched a new Get the Lead Out campaign.  An analysis by Environment America Research & Policy Center shows that many states are not making the grade when it comes to keep lead out of drinking water at school. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Businesses Join Effort to Defend Clean Water Rule from Lawsuit

Two hundred and thirty-four businesses joined Environment America Research & Policy Center and American Sustainable Business Council in urging a federal court to uphold the Clean Water Rule. From outfitters to brewers to charter boat companies, many of these businesses depend on clean water for their livelihoods.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

EPA Affirms Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency affirmed that automakers can and must make cars and trucks more efficient. This action ensures that fuel efficiency standards will continue to increase as proposed in 2012, with cars and light-duty trucks reaching 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. These standards will make our vehicles go twice as far on a gallon of gas, reduce dangerous air pollution, protect our climate, and save American drivers money at the pump.

News Release | Environment America

Rhode Island Wind Project Flips Switch on America’s Access to Pollution-Free Energy

BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND- Today is a historic moment for offshore wind in the United States. The first offshore wind project in the country, Block Island Wind Farm, began producing clean, pollution-free power to Block Island, an island located 13 miles south of mainland Rhode Island. For over a decade, offshore wind has been taking off around the world while the United States industry lagged. The completion and operation of the Block Island Wind Farm signals a breakthrough for offshore wind and the beginning of a new clean energy chapter for America. 

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