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, June 21, 2018
Congress Should Reject Anti-Environmental Farm Bill
Poisoning our water and land to grow our food makes no sense. Congress should start over with a Farm Bill that promotes healthy food and clean water.” - John Rumpler, Environment America This afternoon, a Farm Bill (H.R. 2) loaded with anti-environmental provisions is back for a vote in the U.S...
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Nearly 700,000 Voice Opposition to Arctic Drilling
Today ended the first 60-day public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to drill for oil in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A broad coalition of native, faith, sportsmen, veteran, and environmental organizations delivered more than 690,000 public...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
Clean Energy High on The Agenda As Nation's Mayors Meet
This weekend at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Boston, local leaders from across the country will have a chance to show their support for a future powered by clean, renewable energy, as well as other measures to tackle climate change. The mayors are expected to consider resolutions...
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Congress Rejects Anti-Environmental Farm Bill
This afternoon, a Farm Bill (H.R. 2) loaded with anti-environmental provisions was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 198 to 213. John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement: "Today, Congress rejected a...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Endangering Human Health and the Planet: Environment America Gives President Trump a Citizen Citation
Today, Americans are rallying at the White House to deliver a citizen citation to Pres. Donald Trump for rolling back fuel economy standards that are working to protect human health and the environment. Despite the many dangers of rolling back these standards, from global warming to negative public...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
California is Now the First State to Require Solar Power on New Homes
Today, the California Energy Commission voted unanimously to approve new building codes requiring that solar panels be installed on all new homes, beginning in 2020. The new codes will apply to most single-family homes as well as apartments and condos of three stories or less. This historic...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Electric School Buses — Smart for Our Climate & Kids Health
If the United States transitioned its entire fleet of 480,000 school buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce the toxic air pollution to which schoolchildren are directly exposed. A new report from Environment America Research &...
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
States to EPA: Uphold the Clean Car Standards!
Today 17 states and Washington, D.C., representing over 40 percent of the U.S. population , filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its “arbitrary and capricious” decision to rollback the clean car standards, the best federal program to fight global warming. The states...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Scott Pruitt's EPA Fails to Protect Our Environment
Americans deserve clean water, clean air and an Environmental Protection Agency that cares about human health and the environment. That's why the EPA was created by a Republican administration that recognized that "conservation" is by its nature "conservative." The evidence is clear: we do not have...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Trump Administration Lays Groundwork For Arctic Refuge Drilling Plan
The Trump administration has started the process to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Tomorrow , the Department of Interior notice , detailing the Bureau of Land Management’s plan to implement an oil and gas leasing program, will be posted in the Federal Register,...
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