Nearly 30,000 people are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to end the dumping of PFAS chemicals, and thousands more are telling the agency to dramatically reduce pollution from slaughterhouses. Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund submitted comments from these individuals to the EPA Thursday as the agency considers updating pollution control standards, which is required by the Clean Water Act. The groups are also calling on the EPA to strengthen standards for other industrial sources -- including power plants and refineries.
As Gov. Gavin Newsom and state regulators decide how big of a role rooftop solar should play in California’s bid to generate 100 percent of its power from clean energy sources, members of Save California Solar, a coalition of more than 400 environmental, consumer and justice organizations and community leaders, delivered a letter Thursday urging them to keep it prominent and growing.
California – Over 28 million Californians —about 70% of the state’s population— experienced over 100 days of unhealthy air quality in 2020, according to a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and CALPIRG Education Fund. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts, and causes 34,000 deaths every year in California.
California--- Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. Together, Americans throw out enough plastic each year to fill up the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium --- the largest NFL football stadium --- 565 times over. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a spiraling epidemic of waste, particularly when it comes to plastic.
California -- As biodiversity continues its decline, a new report highlights key projects that are working to reconnect nature through “wildlife corridors.” The report, released by Environment California Research & Policy Center on Thursday, offers replicable examples of how human-made barriers can be modified to allow animals to safely traverse through natural corridors between habitats.
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