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News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Great American Outdoors Act is bringing more nature to Georgia

ATLANTA– Amid a tense election year, deep polarization and a global pandemic, leadership from both aisles of Congress came together last summer to pass a landmark conservation legislation into law. The Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law one year ago Wednesday, secured permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and $9.5 billion over five years to update America’s aging public lands infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Clarkston becomes third municipality to phase out single use plastics in government buildings

 

City of Clarkston. — On Tuesday May 4th, Clarkston Council passed a resolution to end purchasing of single use plastics and polystyrene in City of Clarkston buildings. The resolution provides the City with one calendar year to phase out purchasing and use of single use plastics and polystyrene and transition to sustainable alternatives.Clarkston follows the lead of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta which have passed similar resolutions aimed at phasing out single use plastics. Under the new resolution, purchasing of single use plastics and polystyrene will be prohibited on all City of Clarkston property. 

News Release | Environment Georgia

Clarkston becomes third municipality to phase out single use plastics in government buildings

 

City of Clarkston. — On Tuesday May 4th, Clarkston Council passed a resolution to end purchasing of single use plastics and polystyrene in City of Clarkston buildings. The resolution provides the City with one calendar year to phase out purchasing and use of single use plastics and polystyrene and transition to sustainable alternatives.Clarkston follows the lead of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta which have passed similar resolutions aimed at phasing out single use plastics. Under the new resolution, purchasing of single use plastics and polystyrene will be prohibited on all City of Clarkston property. 

News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

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