News Release | Environment America

Statement: The Home Depot shareholders take first step to protect forests

Sixty-five percent of The Home Depot shareholders voted on Thursday to take a first step toward reducing the hardware giant's forest footprint. The proposal that passed directs the company to produce a report disclosing the company’s current impact on primary forests. The proposal also asks The Home Depot to determine steps it can take to eliminate both deforestation and degradation of primary forests from its supply chains. This action comes a month after The Home Depot’s chief rival, Lowe’s, voluntarily committed to undertaking similar measures. 

News Release | Environment California

Statement: AGs defend California’s waiver for Clean Car Standards

A coalition of 20 states and three cities filed a motion on Thursday to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to restore California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which allows them to set stronger greenhouse gas emission standards than the federal government. The motion responds to a lawsuit filed by 17 Republican-led states, challenging EPA’s action in March, 2022 to restore state authority. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Kroger commits to comprehensive climate action plan

In response to a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management°, Environment America and PIRG’s affiliated socially responsible mutual fund company, the grocery retailer Kroger* has committed to setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its full value chain, including its operations and its supply chains.

News Release | Environment America

In a victory for marine life, climate, Biden administration cancels three oil leases in ocean waters

WASHINGTON – Taking action to protect ocean wildlife and U.S. coasts, the Biden administration on Wednesday ditched plans for three offshore oil and gas lease sales.

News Release | Environment California

Statement: Gov. Newsom’s budget expands climate investment

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his revised 2022-2023 state budget proposal on Friday with a $97 billion surplus.  The ‘“California Blueprint” builds on proposals from January and March. The latest revision proposes an additional $12 billion to address the climate crisis, adding up to a record $47 billion.

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