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News Release | Environment Maine

Recharge Where You Recharge: Environment Maine launches campaign for EV chargers on public lands

Environment Maine launched a new campaign Thursday calling for state and federal lawmakers to expand electric vehicle infrastructure on Maine’s state parks and public lands. With transportation emissions as the top polluting sector of our economy, the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) is critical for protecting public health and the environment from global warming pollution. Specifically, the Recharge Where You Recharge campaign is calling for the installation of at least two EV chargers in each of Maine’s state parks.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Momentum continues for offshore wind as East Coast’s Vineyard Wind South project gets federal review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Monday that it will begin an environmental review of a potential offshore wind project off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Biden should follow Secretary Haaland’s recommendation to restore national monuments

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland recommended that President Biden reinstate full protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England, according to reports. During a trip to Bangor, ME last year, former President Donald Trump announced his plan to strip protections from the monument. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

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