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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." 

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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.

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Statement: Department of Interior delivers win for wild spaces by canceling leases near Boundary Waters wilderness

The Biden administration has canceled two leases for hardrock mining next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. This reverses a 2019 Trump administration decision to renew leases for Antofagasta’s Twin Metals copper and nickel project. The Department of the Interior determined the leases had been “improperly renewed.” 

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Nation’s environmental leaders urge Governor Newsom to save solar

SAN FRANCISCO – As the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) considers gutting the state’s bedrock solar program, a broad coalition of national and state environmental organizations delivered a letter Wednesday to CPUC commissioners and Gov. Gavin Newsom urging them to immediately issue an alternative that allows rooftop solar and battery storage to continue to grow. The letter was delivered by 70 organizations, including Environment America, Environment California, Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Environmental Working Group and the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Environment America submits nearly 16,000 comments in support of restoring protections for Tongass National Forest

With the comment period for a proposal to protect 9.2 million acres of Tongass National Forest ending Monday, Environment America submitted 15,941 comments to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) as part of a national effort which generated more than 100,000 comments in favor of protection. I

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