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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.

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Electrify UPS: A zero emission shipping strategy | Morgan Folger

In order to address climate change, the shipping industry must dramatically reduce global warming emissions by electrifying their trucking fleets.

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News Release | Environment New Hampshire Research & Policy Center

New report: Trouble in the Air: Keene experienced 27 days of polluted air in 2020

Keene, home to 76,228 people, suffered through 27 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from Environment New Hampshire Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and NHPIRG Education Fund. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts.

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Trash in America

The United States produces too much waste. Natural resources are continually extracted to produce goods that are used in the U.S. – often only briefly – before they are thrown into landfills, incinerators or the natural environment. This system of consumption and disposal results in the waste of precious resources and in pollution that threatens our health, environment and the global climate. Because the costs of this system fall on society at large – not on the producers and consumers who drive it – there are few direct incentives for change.

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Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. On Thursday, PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Community Action Works released a new report, Trash in America: Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. The report examines America’s waste problem and recommends 10 steps the United States should take to build a “zero waste” economy.

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