News Releases

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Clean schools program means cleaner, healthier future

Vice President Kamala Harris will announce on Monday a clean schools infrastructure program, which features grant funding for public school energy upgrades, money for electric school buses, and investments in rural schools.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Weatherization funding takes advantage of the ‘cleanest energy’

President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Wednesday $3.16 billion in new funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for residential energy upgrades. 

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Thousands call on EPA to get the lead out of drinking water

Nearly 15,000 people are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to not only set a 10-year deadline for removing lead pipes but also take decisive action to ensure safe drinking water at schools and child care centers. Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund submitted comments Wednesday from these individuals on the EPA’s Draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Bill protecting children from lead passing in State House is a good first step

ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 1355: Childhood Lead Exposure Control Act Thursday. The bill, which outlines revisions to lead exposure control, lays out key lead prevention provisions. These include lowering allowable blood lead level limits; instituting abatement plans for educational facilities; and developing specific abatement procedures that ensure awareness of lead poisoning hazards found on such common places as painted surfaces, soil and playground materials.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Lawrenceville pipeline spill underscores need for transition to clean energy future

ATLANTA – A pipeline run by Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Products (SE) Pipeline Corporation leaked diesel in Lawrenceville, possibly for weeks, before authorities finally discovered it last week.