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, August 11, 2017
Clean Car Standards Should Be Strengthened, Not Reopened
The Trump administration reopened the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s midterm evaluation on clean car standards. The process withdraws the previously released final determination on EPA’s vehicle emission standards for 2022-2025 and expands the time period under consideration to 2021-2025...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Renewable Energy Booming after a Decade of Progress
The sun is rising on a newer, cleaner era of American energy use. The United States generates nearly eight times as much electricity from the sun and the wind than it did in 2007 – enough to power more than 25 million homes – and the average American uses 10 percent less energy than he or she did...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
FY18 Budget Would Allow Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Today, the House of Representatives leadership unveiled its FY' 2018 budget which fails to protect our families health and our natural resources, including language that would instruct the Natural Resources Committee to allow, for the first time ever, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Dirty Water Appropriations Rider
Today, the House appropriations committee considered the energy and water appropriations bill that would allow the Trump administration to ignore several federal laws as it moves to undercut protections for clean water. The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Repealing the Clean Water Rule Turns the Mission of the EPA on Its Head
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Clean Water Rule, which restored federal protections to half our nation’s streams and thousands of wetlands across the country. John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
President Trump Has Got it Exactly Backwards
Today, President Trump abandoned the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement. This action increases the risks that the world will face from global warming – including dirtier air, water and food shortages, spreading disease, increasingly extreme weather,...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Trump’s First 100 Days: A Disaster for the Planet and Our Families’ Health
In his first 100 days, President Trump has taken dozens of actions that threaten clean air, clean water, our families’ health, and treasured places from the Arctic Ocean to the Everglades. (Read our in-depth analysis of Trump’s first 100 days here .) “There is no question, President Trump is a...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Proposals to Strengthen Pollution Control Program Fall Short
This week, nine northeastern states presented three possible options for strengthening the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This program limits dangerous pollution from power plants across the region – helping to slow the...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
New Data Will Rank US Cities By Installed Solar Power
As the Trump administration carries out significant rollbacks to Obama-era climate policies, Environment America Research & Policy Center will show that local governments can lead the transition to renewable energy. On Tuesday, April 4 , Environment America will release new data ranking U.S...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sheer Reckless Folly!
Today, President Trump will sign an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order will instruct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change. The order will also lift the moratorium...
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