News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate transportation bill includes key $350 million to fund wildlife crossings

The Senate Environment and Public Works committee will mark up a bipartisan transportation bill on Wednesday that includes $350 million for wildlife crossings, which would allow animals to safely traverse over and under roadways and access new habitat.

News Release | Environment Washington

Governor Inslee signs ground-breaking Washington State plastics and recycling bill

Governor Jay Inslee today signed a new law (SB5022) that will reduce plastic pollution and improve recycling in Washington. The comprehensive law bans certain expanded polystyrene products, requires opt-in for accessory foodware for take-out food, and mandates post-consumer recycled content in bottles and trash bags.

News Release | Environment Washington

Statement: Gov. Inslee signs far-reaching plastic pollution bill

With the backdrop of the Seattle Aquarium, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Monday to both ban many kinds of polystyrene -- commonly referred to as “Styrofoam” -- food containers and increase recycled content in packaging. Environment Washington, along with U.S. PIRG released this statement in response. 

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

Statement: Department of Interior moves closer to monumental American conservation commitment

In an important step forward for America’s public lands and waters, the Department of Interior published a report Thursday setting out the process to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands, waters and oceans by 2030. This report follows the national commitment set out by President Joe Biden in January with his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad