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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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Trump Administration Undermines Key Protections in Bedrock Environmental Law
President Donald Trump announced today that his administration plans to make changes to one of America’s bedrock environmental laws, the National Environmental Policy Act. Among other provisions, NEPA requires that federal agencies conduct environmental impact statements for proposed actions...
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Year in Review: Environmental Victories in States Highlight 2019
While progress on environmental issues on the national stage proved challenging in 2019, advocates at the state and municipal levels made great strides this year in advancing renewable energy usage, decreasing plastic waste, creating cleaner transportation, and conserving land and wildlife. “In...
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
New Report: Offshore Drilling Brings Onshore Dangers to Coastal Communities and Ecosystems
Plans to expand drilling off America’s coast are creating significant dangers to onshore communities and ecosystems, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. From pipelines running through sensitive coastal habitats to air pollution released by...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Over 150 Members of Congress Introduce Groundbreaking Climate Bill
A new bill, introduced today by Rep. Don McEachin and co-sponsored by over 150 members, could set the United States on a path to an economy powered by 100 percent clean energy by mid-century. If passed into law, the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 would require federal agencies to create a plan,...
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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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