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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Groups issue new toolkit on lead in school’s drinking water

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.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Environment Georgia addresses the Gwinnett County School Board

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.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Apple reverses ban on selling parts to consumers is a decision that will help the environment

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. 

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

New report: Georgia among national leaders in solar power growth and electric vehicle adoption

Atlanta, GA - Georgia ranks #7 in the nation for growth in solar power generation since 2011, cumulative electric vehicle sales through 2020, and public electric vehicle charging ports, according to a new report released today by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. Renewables on the Rise 2021: The rapid growth of renewables, electric vehicles and other building blocks of a clean energy future documents the growth of six key clean energy technologies across the U.S. over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and heat pumps. 

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

New report: Trouble in the Air: 7.6 million Georgians experienced over 65 days of polluted air in 2020

Atlanta, GA – Five urban centers and rural areas in Georgia, collectively home to over 7.6 million people, suffered through more than 65 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts, and causes 9,000 deaths every year in Georgia