Environment America

Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. Our professional staff in 27 states and Washington, D.C., combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for the environment. Environment America draws on 30 years of success in tackling environmental problems.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Trump Administration Decision to Officially Begin Pulling the U.S. Out of the Paris Agreement Is 'Wrong-headed'
The Trump administration announced today that the United States will officially begin the process of pulling out of the international Paris Climate Accord. The withdrawal can be finalized as soon as the day after the next presidential election on Nov. 4, 2020. Then-President Barack Obama announced...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Environment America Lauds the U.S. House’s Passage of Three Sweeping Public Lands Bills
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed three land conservation bills: the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (H.R. 1373), the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (H.R. 2181) and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (H.R. 823). Steve Blackledge, senior director of...
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Tuesday, October 01, 2019
New Campaign Launched on 30 Campuses Urges Colleges and Universities to Shift to 100 percent Clean Renewable Power
As national campus sustainability month kicks off, Environment America Research & Policy Center is launching 30 campaigns in 11 states, pressing colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources. The initiative aims to get 150 schools to commit by 2021 to...
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Monday, September 30, 2019
Environment America Sues Federal Government Over Prohibiting States From Setting Stronger Tailpipe Emission Standards
Environment America, along with eight other public interest organizations, filed a lawsuit today in a Washington, D.C., federal district court opposing the Trump administration’s plan to block states from setting their own tough tailpipe emissions standards. The complaint challenges a final rule...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere
The United Nations is expected to release its latest IPCC report tomorrow (Wed. 9/25/19) about how global warming is harming our oceans and cryosphere. While this poses a serious threat, The Public Interest Network (which includes Environment America and U.S. PIRG ), is hopeful that actions to...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Denying California the Right to Set Its Own Emissions Standards Hurts All 50 States
The Environmental Protection Agency reportedly is about to announce a plan to rescind California’s authority to impose stronger car pollution regulations than the federal government. This proposal comes at a time when two in three Americans say the United States needs to do more on climate change...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
House Votes to Protect the Crown Jewel of our Wildlife Refuge System
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 225-193 in bipartisan fashion to restore protections from oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Erik DuMont, Public Lands Conservation Campaign director for Environment America, issued the following statement: “The House took a...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
New Study: U.S. Clean Energy Use Has Accelerated During the Past Decade
Since 2009, the United States has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Trump Administration’s Rollback of the Clean Car Standards Drives America in Reverse
The Energy & Commerce Committee, as well as the Consumer Protection & Commerce and Environment & Climate Change Subcommittees held a joint hearing today to examine the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the Clean Car Standards, and oil companies’ potential involvement . The...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Maine on the Cusp of a Clean Energy Future
The list of states committing to power themselves with 100 percent clean energy could soon include the Pine Tree State. The Maine Legislature passed a bill last night that would increase the state’s renewable energy standard to 80 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. Both the Senate and House...
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