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Plastic debris plumbs new depths, spurring action

Plastic pollution has reached the deepest place on Earth.

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U.S. House passes first climate bill in a decade

The U.S. House of Representatives has taken long-overdue action on the climate crisis.

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Some good news for bees: EPA bans 12 bee-killing pesticides

On May 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) canceled the registration of a dozen neonicotinoid-based pesticides known to harm bees—effectively banning them.

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News Release | Environment America

Gov. Murphy gives green light to electric transportation future

In a move that will speed up New Jersey’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs), Gov. Phil Murphy announced today the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In. The new initiatives include creating an EV rebate program and directing millions of dollars toward installing EV charging stations.

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News Release | Environment America

Senate committee advances bipartisan bill to phase out PFAS in military

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services today announced legislation to phase out the military’s use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams. As part of the annual defense spending bill, called The National Defense Authorization Act, the Pentagon would be restricted from purchasing PFAS foams after 2022, and prohibited from using PFAS foams after 2023. We applaud the bipartisan group of senators who came together this week to protect our drinking water from these toxic chemicals. Ending the use of these persistent, cancer-causing chemicals is the best way to prevent contamination. From Michigan to North Carolina, families are grateful for this week’s progress and counting on Congress to finish the job.

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