News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

New bill calls for U.S. to put wildlife over waste

As plastic pollution becomes an increasingly suffocating problem, elected officials in both houses of Congress are introducing legislation to address the issue. While unveiling the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill today, Sen. Tom Udall (NM) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) detailed how the bill can improve the health of our people and our planet.

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Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center calls for continued action on renewables

Just over a week after Arizona’s largest electric utility set a voluntary goal of providing 45 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050, Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center is launching its 2020 campaign to require 100 percent clean energy in Arizona. The statewide environmental organization is calling on the Arizona Corporation Commission to establish statewide commitments to a renewable and clean energy future.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: 108 million Americans live in areas that experienced at least 100 days of polluted air in 2018

One-third of all Americans live in areas that suffered through at least 100 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New Dirty Water Rule puts America’s drinking water and rivers at risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule that leaves half the nation’s wetlands and thousands of streams -- which help provide millions of Americans with drinking water -- without the federal protection of the Clean Water Act.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Arizona’s largest electric utility commits to 100% clean energy

Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest utility, committed today to a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. The plan also includes an interim goal of getting 45 percent of the utility’s power from renewable sources like solar and wind by 2030. That makes APS the first major U.S. utility to voluntarily set a target of tripling its renewable energy generation by the end of the decade.

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