Environment Georgia released a new toolkit today to help parents, teachers and administrators Get the Lead Out of school drinking water. The new toolkit highlights the unprecedented federal funding available to school districts to install filtered hydration stations and take other measures to ensure safe drinking water.
Macon, GA – The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority held a public hearing late in November concerning the issuance of $500 million in Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds to the company Brightmark Plastics Renewal Georgia, LLC. If approved by the Authority, the funds would be used to finance the largest plastics-to-fuel facility in the world.
With the bipartisan infrastructure bill now signed into law, Environment America Research & Policy Center (Environment America's research partner) and U.S. PIRG Education Fund (PIRG's research partner) released a new toolkit for parents and community leaders on Tuesday on how to get the lead out of schools’ drinking water. The infrastructure bill includes $200 million for schools to conduct lead reduction efforts.
Lawrenceville, GA-- Environment Georgia gave a statement addressing the Gwinnett County School Board urging them to implement lead testing and proactively install water filtration stations at all Gwinnett County schools.
ATLANTA-- Apple reversed its longstanding policy against selling spare parts, announcing Wednesday it would provide repair instructions, and make repair software tools available through a new Self Service Repair program. This about-face comes just days after the company pledged to stop deactivating Face ID after third parties repaired screens, and after years of advocacy and pressure by Right to Repair advocates.
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