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News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden administration will make historic commitments to protecting America’s natural heritage

WASHINGTON -- As part of an executive order, President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday a stop on all new drilling in public lands and waters. The president will also set a goal of protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by the year 2030.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: President Biden makes important strides to address the climate crisis

President Joseph Biden released a far-reaching plan Wednesday that outlines the actions his administration will take to tackle climate change both domestically and internationally. With the scientific target squarely in focus -- reaching net zero emissions by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius -- the new administration laid out elements of a roadmap for the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sectors across society, from agriculture to manufacturing. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: NOAA proposes important updates to right whale protections that seek to prevent species’ extinction

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales may soon see updated protections, after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posted a draft of their proposed rule to protect the species from fishing gear entanglements online on Wednesday. 

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: EPA’s new lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized on Tuesday its update to the Lead and Copper Rule -- the federal regulation that is supposed to keep lead out of our drinking water. The final rule fails to order full removal of all lead service lines within 10 years - despite  concerns raised by EPA’s own science advisors and comments submitted by 63 organizations and more than 18,000 individuals from across the country.  The new rule also offers little more than limited testing to address widespread lead contamination of schools’ drinking water.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: EPA’s new lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized on Tuesday its update to the Lead and Copper Rule -- the federal regulation that is supposed to keep lead out of our drinking water. The final rule fails to order full removal of all lead service lines within 10 years - despite  concerns raised by EPA’s own science advisors and comments submitted by 63 organizations and more than 18,000 individuals from across the country.  The new rule also offers little more than limited testing to address widespread lead contamination of schools’ drinking water.

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