News Release | Environment America

Shareholders call on Whole Foods to eliminate single-use plastic packaging

Grocery stores like Whole Foods have a major part to play in the fight against plastic pollution.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act moves country one step closer to protecting fish and wildlife

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 2773) on Wednesday. Introduced by lead sponsors Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, the bill would provide funding to every state, territory and the District of Columbia to proactively conserve more than 12,000 at-risk fish and wildlife species.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: President Biden’s remarks on Build Back Better

During President Joe Biden’s press conference Wednesday marking his first year in office, he acknowledged the need to break up the proposed Build Back Better package of environmental and social programs to “pass as much as we can now.” The president cited the $500 billion of energy and environment provisions as ones where “[i]t’s clear we would be able to get support.”

News Release | Environment America

Gov. Murphy signs legislation to limit applications of bee-killing pesticides

“By embracing this bill, we are taking some of the sting out of an increasingly toxic environment for bees,” said Doug O’Malley, state director of Environment New Jersey“We can now promise our pollinators a safer Garden State when they return in the spring.”

News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

"New Jersey’s communities, shorelines, and parks are facing a severe plastic pollution crisis. Of course, we can’t recycle our way out of this crisis. We need to use less virgin plastic, and this recycled content bill will set a national standard that will move us toward using more recycled content – and not virgin plastic – for plastic containers."