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News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: Federal electric truck, bus investments help to slash air pollution, reduce climate emissions

Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday several initiatives to reduce diesel pollution from buses and trucks. Federal funding will now be available for electric transit buses and school buses, cleaner port vehicles and more. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to reduce pollution from heavy-duty trucks that will accelerate the deployment of zero-emission technology.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: United Nations agree to framework for historic treaty to reduce global plastic pollution

As the country that generates the most plastic waste in the world, the United States has joined other United Nations members in a groundbreaking international agreement to address the global plastic waste crisis. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: President Biden renews pushes on climate change, environment

In President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address, he urged Congress to adopt a suite of clean energy tax credits and other environmental programs, saying his plan will “cut energy costs for families an average of $500 a year by combating climate change.”

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: New IPCC climate impacts report reinforces need for urgent action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on climate impacts in which it warns that “(a)ny further delay in concerted anticipatory global action on adaptation and mitigation will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.”

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