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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Friday, July 10, 2020
House Advances Greenest Budget in Recent Memory
The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding bill for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Interior (DOI). Most notably, the budget dedicates emergency funding for many of the...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Coalition Files Lawsuit to Protect Federal Clean Car Rules
Environment America, along with ten other public interest organizations, filed a lawsuit today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opposing the Trump administration’s action to weaken federal clean car standards. This lawsuit follows litigation that Environment America and the other...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Statement: Senator Carper Releases Valuable Report on EPA’s Pandemic of Pollution
Ahead of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing today, featuring testimony from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Sen. Tom Carper released a staff report summarizing the clean air rollbacks the EPA has proposed or finalized since March 1. Since the...
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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Sustainability Experts Celebrate Earth Day With "Fossil Fuel Free" Investing Online Panel
As the 50th Earth Day nears, most Americans are quarantined inside, and many of them are trying to figure out how to help the environment while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic makes it dangerous to go outside. On Thursday, New York Times contributor Tim Gray moderated a Facebook Live panel...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Statement: EPA Decision on Air Quality Standards ‘Defies Logic’
Ignoring recommendations from its own scientists, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opted Tuesday not to strengthen standards on industrial soot emissions. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers, referred to as PM 2.5, poses especially high health risks because it can be...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Environment America, Dozens More Groups Sign Climate Strong Islands Declaration
Representing Americans from Guam to St. Croix, more than 60 U.S. island communities, foundations, environmental organizations, companies, and academic institutions came together Wednesday to sign the Climate Strong Islands Declaration. This first-of-its kind effort is designed to encourage...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
New Report Provides Roadmap to Achieve Carbon-Free Transportation
Transportation is the largest source of global warming pollution in the U.S., making it climate enemy number one. Globally, America’s transportation system is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined. But a new report from...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Trump Administration’s Proposed Funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund Won’t Protect Our Natural Beauty
In the Trump administration’s proposed 2021 fiscal year budget, which was released today, f unding levels for the Land and Water Conservation Fund were set at $14.8 million . That amount falls well below the program’s full funding level of $900 million and is short of the $485 million Congress...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
U.S. House Releases Draft CLEAN Future Act
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee released text for a draft of the CLEAN Future Act. The proposed legislation calls for net zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury. This science-based target looks to keep global warming...
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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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