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 18, 2018
Energy Storage Revolution Poised To Expedite America's Transition To Clean Energy
People have known for decades that solar and wind energy are cleaner and healthier than energy produced by fossil fuels. But utilities and consumers have sometimes expressed concerns about the variability and dependability of these renewable energy sources. Those concerns are starting to fade with...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Federal Regulators Reject Rick Perry Proposal to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Plants
Federal regulators have rejected a proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize unnecessary and aging coal and nuclear power plants at the expense of cleaner, more affordable energy options. The proposed rule was a not-so-thinly veiled effort to prop up dying fossil fuels and undermine...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Offshore Drilling Proposal Threatens America’s Coasts and Marine Wildlife
Bidding for offshore oil and gas leases could begin as early as 2019 in almost all federal waters under a new Trump administration proposal. Environment America denounced the plan, which would open vast new areas of the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling. “Oil...
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Top 10 Environmental Stories in a Difficult Climate
Cities and states around the country made substantial progress in 2017 to help us create the clean, green, healthy planet we deserve -- in sharp contrast to the federal government, which spent the year rolling back protections for our air, water, land and health. After President Trump announced his...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment
Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers. Anna Aurilio, Environment America’s DC Office Director, issued the following...
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Monday, December 18, 2017
Trump Administration Announces Steps To Replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response: “The massive damage delivered by Hurricanes...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
70 U.S. Mayors Embrace Solar And Call For Strong Policies
70 U.S. mayors, representing cities from sea to shining sea, are calling for solar energy to power their communities. A statement released today by Environment America includes mayors from cities ranging from South Miami, Fla., to Traverse City, Mich., who agree on the need to tap into clean energy...
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Friday, December 08, 2017
Boston University Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity
Massachusetts’ largest university took a big step towards leading the country on climate action by committing to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind by end of 2018. On Thursday , the Boston University Board of Trustees voted to pass the BU Bold Climate...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Doctors, Nurses Weigh In: Federal Budget Threatens Our Health
As the U.S. Congress reaches its deadline to pass government spending bills, Environment America released a letter from hundreds of health professionals urging their representatives to oppose any attempts to cut funding or protections for our environment and health. More than 300 doctors, nurses,...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Environmental Scorecard Highlights Need For Congress To Better Protect Our Environment & Health
Environment America today released its 2017 Environmental Scorecard tracking how the U.S. Congress voted on bills that could protect our air, water, landscapes and the health of the planet. Absences count against a member's score. Environment America’s Washington D.C. Office Director Anna Aurilio...
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