News Release | Environment America

EPA’s proposed lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.  

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Athens Beats out Atlanta and Other Larger Cities in Solar City Rankings

Athens, GA-Athens out ranks much larger cities like Charlotte, Orlando and even Atlanta for installed solar capacity per capita. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities:The Top U.S. Cities for Solar a new report released today by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

New report shows what Georgians are trying to fix

Atlanta-- According to a new report from Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center, even though Georgia residents demonstrate a strong interest in fixing their electronic devices, there are big obstacles in their way. “What are Georgians Trying to Fix?” analyzes data from the popular repair website iFixit.com, looking at the most common items people in Georgia want to fix, and what stands in their way.

News Release | Environment America

House passes sweeping PFAS protections: 2025 ban on military use, Superfund cleanup and clean water safeguards

The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.

Both chambers have now incorporated our request to rapidly phase out the military’s use of PFAS. This is what communities and service members deserve. The House wants this phaseout by 2025, while the Senate says 2023. We are gratified to see this Congressional race to the top.

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