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, April 22, 2021
Biden to Commit to Major Emissions Reductions in Sweeping Climate Announcement
According to reports ahead of a global climate summit in Washington, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that the United States will reduce global warming emissions 50 percent by 2030 as part of America’s commitments under the newly rejoined Paris climate accords. This nearly doubles the...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
New Legislation Invests $25 Billion for Electric School Buses
In a major push to protect childrens’ health and address fossil fuel-powered emissions, lawmakers introduced the Clean Commute for Kids Act today in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla of California, Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Rep...
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Report: Pricing Carbon Key To Taking On Climate Change
Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit , and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the...
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Washington State Lawmakers Pass Far-Reaching Ban on Single-Use Plastic Foam
Taking an important step to address the plastic pollution crisis, Washington’s Senate and House concurred on a bipartisan bill Monday that aims to ban many kinds of polystyrene -- commonly referred to as “Styrofoam” -- food containers and increase recycled content in packaging. Following a...
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Friday, April 16, 2021
Secretarial Orders Will Protect Public Lands and Waters
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued two secretarial orders Friday establishing a “Departmental Climate Task Force” within the Department of Interior and revoking prior secretarial orders that are inconsistent with the Biden administration's commitment to climate action. Order No. 3398...
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Students Host Hundreds of Local Actions for Youth Earth Week
The Student PIRGs , a student environmental organizing group, is partnering with local organizations, student governments and elected officials to host in-person and virtual actions to celebrate Youth Earth Week , a national effort of more than 250 actions around the country to protect the...
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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
New Report: Electrifying America's Buildings by 2050 Could Be Like Taking 65 Million Cars off the Road
Replacing fossil fuel technology with electric options in the majority of American homes and businesses over the next 30 years could reduce so much net carbon emissions that it would be the equivalent of taking 65 million cars -- almost one-fourth of the total number of cars in the U.S. in 2019 --...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
P&G Falls Short on Protecting Forests in Disappointing Shareholder Update
Based on concerns initially raised by shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in October 2020, the world’s largest consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble, announced its plans to address forest sourcing and degradation in its supply chains. The new commitments fail to adequately resolve...
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Monday, March 29, 2021
Biden Administration Announces Plan to Boost Offshore Wind Development
Leaders across the Biden administration announced a new initiative Monday to accelerate the development of offshore wind in the United States. Secretaries of Commerce, Transportation, Energy and Interior laid out plans to reach 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power by 2030, which is a total that...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Public Forum on Federal Oil and Gas Program Should Be First Step Toward a Permanent Ban
The Department of Interior is holding a forum on oil and gas drilling Thursday that provides an opportunity to hear about the risks and dangers associated with drilling on public lands and waters. This forum is part of a review by the department to coincide with a one-year moratorium on oil and gas...
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