A total of 22 states earned an “F” grade for their performance in eliminating lead from school drinking water, according to a new study by Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center and RIPIRG Education Fund. Of the 31 states tested, Illinois was the only one (along with the District of Columbia) to receive a mark above the C range. These results come from the the second edition of the groups’ Get the Lead Out report, which grades state policies for protecting kids from exposure to this dangerous neurotoxin.
Environment Rhode Island joined environmental and consumer allies to urge the state legislature to adopt updated appliance efficiency standards on 17 products, including commercial dishwashers, commercial fryers, water coolers and faucets.
Facilities storing billions of gallons of toxic waste threaten America’s rivers and millions of people who live near them, according to a new report from the Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center, RIPIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group.
While the United States is reeling from worsening wildfires and extreme weather, the success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is helping counter the climate change-denying policies emanating from inside the Beltway. Today, RGGI, Inc. Chairman Ben Grumbles, Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment, headlined a webinar promoting the release of a new report, From Pollution to Solutions: Maximizing Clean Energy Progress from State Carbon-Pricing Investments, from Environment Rhode Island Policy and Research Center. The webinar panelists discussed case studies of how to successfully invest RGGI revenues.
Getting rid of that black cloud of exhaust behind our buses, and the negative health and environmental effects that come along with it, is easier than it may seem. According to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research and Policy Center, electric buses are not only cleaner and healthier than diesel buses, but transit agencies and school districts have many affordable options at their disposal to adopt them.