News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Nearly $20 Million for EV charging in Georgia

 “Building a statewide and national network of EV charging stations is just what Georgia needs to make the  transition to electric vehicles. It gives Georgians the right infrastructure to reduce air pollution and tackle the climate crisis by switching to zero-emission vehicles,” said “Tragically, pollution from cars, trucks and other vehicles cuts short an estimated 58,000 lives every year. This step toward an all-electric, zero-emission future is essential to ensure cleaner air for all.” 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: PIRG, Environment America welcome Coca-Cola’s commitment to reuse

"Whales, sea turtles, birds and countless other animals are needlessly choking on and dying from microplastics from single-use products like beverage containers. We're pleased to see Coca-Cola's announcement today to say ‘Yes’ to reusable alternatives to single-use plastic." 

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Atlanta’s new mayor should deploy solar to address climate and housing crisis

ATLANTA–Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center is calling on new Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens to ramp up the amount of solar installed on affordable housing developments across the city. As part of the call, the group released a fact sheet that includes case studies on how installing solar on affordable housing would reduce pollution, help Atlanta meet its climate goals and offer tens of thousands of dollars in savings over the lifetime of the system.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge receives welcome news on mining damage threat

 The Chemours Co., a chemical company that is a spinoff of DuPont, will not purchase a mine next to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp, which is the largest blackwater wetland in North America and a National Natural Landmark. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: National environmental and public interest groups urge strong EPA methane standards

The comment period to weigh in on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) methane emissions standards for oil and gas operations closed on Monday. Environment America, U.S. PIRG and Environmental Action delivered more than 32,000 comments to the EPA calling on the agency to enact the strongest possible standards to prevent methane leaks.