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News Release | Environment America

Plastic pollution: One day, three solutions

One day, three decisions -- all of which may have far-reaching effects on plastic pollution in the United States.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Environment Georgia Praises Kroger’s Plan To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

 

Today, Kroger Co. announced its plan to phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its 15 brands of grocery stores by 2025, starting with Seattle-based QFC in 2019.

 

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Environment Georgia laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

Atlanta, GA -- Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy. Preliminary calculations indicate this move could increase global warming emissions by 2.2. billion metric tons.  It also threatens to worsen Georgia’s air quality—a report put out by Environment Georgia in June 2018 found that Atlanta had 118 dirty air days in 2016. This action betrays the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)’s stated mission of protecting human health and the environment.

 

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Get the Lead Out

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country.  

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Looking for good news? Check out this map on renewable energy. | Rob Sargent

There are many reasons to be optimistic about a future powered by the sun and wind.

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