News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

“Plastic packaging is not on customers’ shopping list when they go to the market, and yet it’s almost impossible to walk away from a Whole Foods without a basket full of plastic that will pollute our planet for centuries." 

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 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 Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

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

Rhode Island ranks number one in the nation for energy efficiency improvements over the past decade, according to a new report released today by Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center. 

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