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 New Jersey

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

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (S1016/A2070) that classifies neonicotinoid insecticides, also known as neonics, as restricted use pesticides. New Jersey is the sixth state to adopt this save-the-bees policy, which limits non-agricultural uses of neonics. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Statement: Governor Murphy signs new appliance efficiency standards into law

Gov. Phil Murphy signed new appliance efficiency standards into law, which will lower energy waste in New Jersey. This is the first time in more than 15 years that appliance standards have been passed in the state. With this law, energy- and water-saving measures will be set for 17 common household and commercial appliances – from residential air purifiers and showerheads to commercial steam cookers and ovens.

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