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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Friday, November 17, 2017
Massive Oil Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Vote No on Keystone Pipeline
Environment America's Global Warming Director Andrea McGimsey issued the following statement in response to today's Keystone Pipeline leak, when more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked out of the pipeline in Amherst, South Dakota: "Americans fought the Keystone Pipeline, because we knew it...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Just-Passed House Tax Bill Would Doom America to a Dirty Energy Future
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their tax bill that slashes incentives for clean energy sources such as wind and solar and electric vehicles, while maintaining most of the permanent oil incentives and extending nuclear tax breaks. Environment America's DC Office Director Anna...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Environmental Groups Reach Major Clean Water Settlement With Pilgrim's Pride
Environment America announced today the filing of a proposed consent decree in federal court to settle a lawsuit against Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act at the company’s poultry processing plant in Live Oak, Florida. If approved by U.S. District...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
“States And Cities Are The Driving Force In The Fight Against Climate Change."
A coalition of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states today announced their intention to limit dangerous carbon pollution from cars and trucks – the leading contributor to climate change in the region. Over the next year or so, the states will be developing a policy to clean up pollution, make polluters...
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
“This Proposal Would Re-Open a Pollution Loophole Big Enough to Drive a Truck Through.”
The Trump Administration is considering repealing a rule limiting pollution from refurbished heavy-duty trucks. The rule as it currently stands requires that “gliders,” -- trucks reconstructed with old engines -- would have to meet more stringent emission standards for health-threatening and...
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Senate Budget Sells Out Our Environment, Health, and the Treasured Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Senate just passed their budget resolution for 2018. In response, Jennie Olson at Environment America, issued the following statement: “The Senate budget makes drastic cuts to some of our most vital programs that protect our air, water, and families’ health. In addition, the Senate budget...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Repeal Will Deliver Dirtier Air, More Global Warming
Today, the Trump administration will announce its plans to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the nation’s program to limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants. If fully implemented, the Clean Power Plan would reduce U.S. power plant emissions 32% by 2030 with huge corresponding health and...
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Health Professionals, Small Businesses Join Tens of Thousands of Americans to Call for Cleaner Cars
Environment America and a dozen other environmental, conservation and consumer groups delivered tens of thousands of petitions to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today in support of clean cars. These included comments from 1,100 health professionals and 550 small busines ses urging Administrator...
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Monday, October 02, 2017
10-Point Plan to Guide Campuses Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Environment America will hold a webinar to release a 10-point plan to guide campuses toward 100 percent renewable energy, while highlighting colleges and universities who are at the forefront of campus sustainability. The webinar will include experts reinforcing that a future powered by 100 percent...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Health, Business, and Community Voices Urge EPA to Keep Clean Water Rule
Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule. Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their...
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