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Update: Biden cancels three offshore drilling lease sales | Kelsey Lamp

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

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Update: Two more states take action to limit lead in schools' drinking water | John Rumpler

Legislators in Missouri and Colorado have just approved bills requiring remediation when lead in schools' drinking water exceeds 5 parts per billion (ppb). The new limits are a step in the right direction, and they come on the wake of our updated map showing widespread lead contamination of schools' water across the country.  

Yet stronger action will be needed to ensure safe drinking water for our kids. Lead can harm children at very low levels, and lead concentrations in water can vary, and so these "test and remediate" policies are likely to leave many sources of contamination unfixed. A better approach is for schools to pro-actively get the lead out - for example, replacing all lead-bearing water fountains with new water bottle stations that have filters certified to remove lead. 

Fortunately, schools have the resources to go beyond the new legislation.  Families, community leaders and school officials can find more information in our Get the Lead Out toolkit.

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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.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Cost overruns at Georgia nuclear reactors offer cautionary tale

The only nuclear reactors under construction in the United States are now projected to cost more than $30 billion, more than double the original cost estimate of $14 billion. 

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: California Energy Commission releases big offshore wind target

As California seeks to secure a 100% renewable electricity grid to address the climate crisis, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has released their initial Offshore Wind report with goals of 3,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2030 and 10,000 to 15,000 MW by 2045 with a potential of 20,000 MW by 2050, with sufficient technological improvements.

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