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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Thousands urge EPA to protect waterways from pollution

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.

News Release | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

New report: Trouble in the Air: Seattle metro area experienced 47 days of polluted air in 2020

Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue, home to four million people, suffered through 47 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from EnvironmentWashington Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and WashPIRG Foundation. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer, and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

New report outlines key ways to reconnect nature through wildlife corridors

As biodiversity continues its decline, a new report highlights key projects that are working to reconnect nature through “wildlife corridors.”

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.