News Release | Environment America

Statement: Target’s new plastic packaging goal is a step in the right direction

The Fortune 50 retailer Target announced a new goal Tuesday to reduce its use of virgin plastic 20 percent by 2025 across its own brand frequency products. 

News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan bill a big leap forward for America’s clean water infrastructure

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915) on Wednesday. The bill would authorize $40 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that provides communities with low-cost financing for clean water infrastructure projects. Additionally, H.R. 1915 includes provisions designed to both assist small or financially disadvantaged communities and dedicate 15 percent of the funding to state grants for green infrastructure improvements.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House transportation bill invests $400 million in critical wildlife crossings

The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee introduced a transportation reauthorization bill on Friday that includes $400 million for wildlife crossings. This funding would allow animals to safely traverse over and under roadways to access more habitat. 

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New report: Oregon and nation are on the verge of a renewable future

Both Oregon and the nation have the capacity to build an energy system around clean, renewable resources, according to a new report released by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The study comes as the Oregon legislature is considering House Bill 2021, which would require Oregon’s major utilities to supply customers with 100% clean electricity by 2040.

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