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, February 11, 2019
Statement: The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act Is the Strong Step We Need to Protect the Crown Jewel of Our Wildlife Refuge System
U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman announced today he is introducing the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which aims to restore protections against oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Erik DuMont, Public Lands Campaign Director for Environment America, issued the follow the...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Environment America Response to the 2019 State of the Union
In his second State of the Union address, President Donald Trump touched on a few topics, such as infrastructure, that are crucial to our environment and the future of our planet. Noticeably absent from the president’s speech, however, were specific proposals about how we’re going to make our air...
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Environment America Partners With Students and Faculty to Urge Colleges and Universities to Shift to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Power
Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year , imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources. The nationwide initiative will include educational forums, petition drives and direct...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Nine States Campaign for 100 Percent Clean Energy
In the wake of Environment California’s successful campaign to commit the Golden State to 100 percent clean electricity generation by 2045, Environment America is launching a multi-year campaign to convince governors and legislators in other states to set similar goals to transition to clean energy...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Climate Solutions from Day One
As 20 new governors take the helm this month, they have the power and opportunity to lead their states in adopting solutions to the climate crisis. Today, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
An Equal and Opposite Reaction to the Government’s Offshore Drilling Plan
Statement from Kelsey Lamp, Oceans Associate with Environment America on legislation in Congress opposing the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan: “Today, congressional leaders introduced bills to protect our oceans and coastlines. Reps. Frank Pallone, Joe Cunningham, Salud Carbajal,...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
U.S. Senate Fails to Renew Land and Water Conservation Fund
Today, the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that funds the government into February, but fails to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a successful bipartisan conservation and recreation program that has funded projects in all 50 states since it began in 1965...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Washington, D.C. City Council Enacts America’s Boldest Renewable Energy Law Yet
Yesterday, the Washington, D.C. City Council voted unanimously to enact legislation requiring that all electricity sold to residents, businesses and federal government agencies be renewable by 2032. The bill also requires electric-powered public transportation and passenger vehicle fleets by 2045,...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Nine Governors, D.C. Mayor Reach Bipartisan Agreement to Cut Transportation Pollution
Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector. Over the next year, the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) will design a regional, low-...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Growing Call for 100% Clean Energy
More than 150 community leaders from 41 states across the continental United States and its territories are voicing their support for 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Environment America’s Voices for 100% Renewable Energy project, launched in 2017, highlights the personal stories of community...
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