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Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades. 

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Think globally, act locally: new electric vehicle toolkit for local governments

To successfully address the challenges under discussion at the U.N. climate change conference COP26, the United States needs to clean up its top source of global warming emissions: transportation. Transitioning to electric vehicles needs to be a key part of any plan. As Congress debates major EV infrastructure investment, a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group shows that state and local governments can pave the way for cleaner transportation.

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Statement: New plan to slash methane emissions key to addressing climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new draft rules Tuesday that, if adopted, would drastically reduce methane emissions. The regulations, one covering existing wells and the other covering new wells, are part of a comprehensive new Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan. 

News Release | US PIRG Education Fund

Let’s ‘Buy Less, Give More’ this holiday season

We've put together 10 ideas for holiday gifts that people will definitely use and appreciate, and, in some cases, will help create new memories. As an added bonus, they’re better for the environment than buying random stuff.

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COP26 coverage: Resources and interview opportunities

Experts from The Public Interest Network’s national advocacy groups U.S. PIRG and Environment America and their policy and research arm Frontier Group have been leading voices for decades on many of the key issues that will be addressed at COP26.


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