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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 New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New electric vehicle toolkits for local governments show how to act locally on electrifying transportation

Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center created two guides that show how local governments in New Jersey can pave the way for cleaner transportation through policies that support the growing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). With transportation being the number one source of global warming emissions in New Jersey and in the United States, transitioning to EVs must be a key part of any plan to reduce climate pollution -- and this toolkit offers a roadmap to reaching that goal. 

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New report: New Jersey among national leaders in EV sales and solar energy

In 2020, America produced almost four times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2011, according to a new report from Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Renewables on the Rise 2021: The rapid growth of renewables, electric vehicles and other building blocks of a clean energy future finds that if U.S. wind, solar and geothermal power continue to grow at the same 15% annual rate, renewables could meet the nation’s current electricity needs by 2035. 

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.