News Releases

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden administration will make historic commitments to protecting America’s natural heritage

WASHINGTON -- As part of an executive order, President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday a stop on all new drilling in public lands and waters. The president will also set a goal of protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by the year 2030.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service punts on decision to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act

"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Minnesota groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic and eliminate plastic packaging

Minneapolis, MN -- Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center and other nonprofits launched a campaign in Minneapolis alongside national partners on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging. The decision comes after the supermarket chain received an “F” for its policies on single-use plastic packaging from As You Sow, an environmental shareholder advocacy nonprofit.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report shows decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

In 2019, the U.S. produced over 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than it did in 2010, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Ten ways Minnesota cities can go solar

Minneapolis, MN -- America’s cities and towns continue to be best-positioned to lead the clean energy revolution. To aid those efforts, Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center has released an updated toolkit, Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar, that offers practical ways for localities to take advantage of the millions of rooftops across Minnesota and adopt more solar energy.

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