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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.
The video provides visceral imagery of the suffering caused by single-use plastic. Marine animals, like this turtle, ...do not deserve to suffer extraordinary pain because of the vast quantities of disposable plastic products that end up in the sea.
On the wrong day at the wrong beach, swimming could make you sick.
As California gears up for solar on every roof, mayors around the state and country continue to strongly support clean solar power. In a letter released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center, 14 California mayors joined a bipartisan group of more than 250 U.S. municipal leaders from all 50 U.S. states and one territory in support of solar energy.
The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.
Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment California has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.