Green Groups Urge Congress to Cut Food Waste In Half

Green Groups Urge Congress to Cut Food Waste In Half

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Food waste is a serious concern in the United States — every year, between 30 and 40% of all food in the country is unsold or uneaten. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), ReFED, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among […]

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Louisiana Special Election Puts Cancer Alley Front and Center

Louisiana Special Election Puts Cancer Alley Front and Center

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer After former Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond was appointed as an adviser to President Biden and the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, the special election to fill the seat he held for nearly a decade has put heavy emphasis on the issue of environmental justice.  Richmond […]

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Interview of the Week: Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) click button

Interview of the Week: Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)

This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) to ask her about her new role as Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Subcommittee is responsible for holding polluters accountable and rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in areas pertaining to the climate crisis, […]

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Democrats Introduce Environmental Justice Legislation with Advocate Support

Democrats Introduce Environmental Justice Legislation with Advocate Support

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Congressional Democrats are making environmental justice a focus of their climate agenda., Recently, t two new bills were introduced that seek to lower utility bills and decrease the disproportionate burden of pollution experienced by communities of color. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who is reintroducing the Environmental Justice for All Act which […]

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Selling The Great American Build

Selling The Great American Build

WATCH: @GovWhitmer knows that we do not have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. It's time to #BuildBackBetter with bold investments in infrastructure that create millions of clean energy jobs. 👷🏾‍♀️ https://t.co/khzqZeQ5ZA #GreatAmericanBuild pic.twitter.com/BcQbi4gfjg — LCV – League of Conservation Voters (@LCVoters) March 17, 2021 This week, environmental groups, Climate Power, […]

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House Passes Historic Conservation Bill to Protect 3M Acres

House Passes Historic Conservation Bill to Protect 3M Acres

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Nearly 3 million acres of federal land could gain new protections after the House of Representatives passed a major conservation bill last Friday. The bill, called the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, rolls together eight bills previously introduced. If passed in the Senate, it would: Designate 1.5 […]

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