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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

EPA’s PFAS plan would limit toxic chemicals, but falls short of phase out

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new plan on Monday to deal with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances that are linked to serious health risks, including liver damage, birth defects and cancer. 

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Thousands urge EPA to protect waterways from pollution

Nearly 30,000 people are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to end the dumping of PFAS chemicals, and thousands more are telling the agency to dramatically reduce pollution from slaughterhouses. Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund submitted comments from these individuals to the EPA Thursday as the agency considers updating pollution control standards, which is required by the Clean Water Act.  The groups are also calling on the EPA to strengthen standards for other industrial sources -- including power plants and refineries.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

New report unveils utilities’ playbook to stall rooftop solar in Florida

Special interest groups are working in coordination with local utilities to stall the growth of rooftop solar here in Florida, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center. In Florida, investor-owned utilities have targeted policies like net metering, renewable portfolio standards and power-purchase agreements.

News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Pathogens pose risk at 185 of Florida beaches

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – With Floridians returning to local beaches this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming. In 2020, 185 Florida beaches were potentially unsafe for swimming on at least one day, according to Safe for Swimming? -- Environment Florida Research and Policy Center’s annual analysis of bacteria testing.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

New report: Florida and nation are on the verge of a renewable future

Florida has the power to build an energy system built largely or entirely around clean renewable resources, according to a new report.

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