In the throes of a pandemic and simmering civil unrest, at the end of a contentious presidency and in the wake of years of unrelenting partisan gridlock in Congress, Americans of differing political views can struggle just to have civil conversations. But a new report from U.S. PIRG, Environment America and Frontier Group, Moving Forward Together, finds more common ground among the American public than the partisan nature of modern politics suggests, and highlights the urgent need to bring Americans together to solve problems.
Bold investment can stop sewage overflows and help make America’s waterways safe again, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center. Entitled A Path to Cleaner Water, the study comes out as Congress negotiates water infrastructure funding for the coming fiscal year as part of the federal budget.
On Jan. 20, 2021, the United States will have a new president, helping to turn the page on a brutal year of disease and disruption. While stark political divisions will undoubtedly remain, a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, and Frontier Group lays out a vision to bridge political divides through infrastructure investment, seizing a critical opportunity to emerge as a stronger nation after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
“Plastic packaging is not on customers’ shopping list when they go to the market, and yet it’s almost impossible to walk away from a Whole Foods without a basket full of plastic that will pollute our planet for centuries."
Election Day is less than a week away, and come January, returning and newly elected legislators will face a mounting plastic waste crisis. Nearly 100,000 tons of plastic -- enough to fill roughly 1.5 football stadiums -- are thrown away every day in the United States. On Thursday, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a report, Break the Waste Cycle, highlighting producer responsibility, an emerging trend in which product-makers – not individuals or taxpayers – are responsible for the waste they create.
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