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 Iowa Research & Policy Center

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

Iowa ranks fourth in the nation for growth in wind energy production since 2010, according to a new report released today by Environment Iowa Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America unveils new initiatives during Climate Week

One of the largest climate summits of the year, Climate Week NYC, kicks off this week, as fires continue to burn across the American West, hurricanes brew in the Atlantic and heat records are broken across the country. Environment America and its state affiliates are using this event and the urgency brought on by the extreme weather to both amplify education and call for specific actions in support of climate solutions.

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