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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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
'Climate Week' Panel: The Fierce Urgency of Fire, Explained
As 78 wildfires burned across nearly every state in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones and Tropical Storm Beta churned up the Texas coast, experts from Environment America hosted a web panel Tuesday to discuss the phenomenon behind this severe weather—climate change—and what we can do about it. “...
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Environment America Unveils New Initiatives During Climate Week
One of the largest climate summits of the year, Climate Week NYC, kicks off this week, as fires continue to burn across the American West, hurricanes brew in the Atlantic and heat records are broken across the country. Environment America and its state affiliates are using this event and the...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Environment America joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Environment America along with other environmental organizations and the Gwich’in Steering Committee filed a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration over plans to begin oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The suit argues that the government is running afoul of...
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Monday, August 17, 2020
Statement: Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling is a Catastrophic Decision
The Department of the Interior said Monday that it will begin an oil leasing program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to multiple media reports. The 1.5 million-acre coastal plain of the refuge has been in the crosshairs of oil and gas companies for decades. With this decision, oil...
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Friday, July 31, 2020
House Spending Bill Goes Big on Climate, Clean Energy and Transportation
The U.S. House passed a major climate-focused appropriations bill today that moves the country forward on clean energy and transportation. The bill authorizes billions of dollars in spending that would help rebuild and modernize the United States. The money is intended to expand access to clean...
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Appeals Court Again Deals Major Blow to Exxon's Attempt to Avoid Responsibility for Record-Setting Clean Air Act Violations
In another stinging setback for ExxonMobil Corporation in a long-running environmental enforcement case, the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected nearly every argument Exxon raised in its appeal of the $19.95 million penalty previously imposed by a federal trial court judge. That trial...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Environment America Joins Lawsuit Challenging NEPA Rollback
Environment America joined a nationwide coalition of environmental organizations Wednesday, led by Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, in filing a suit to strike down the federal government’s recent rule gutting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The suit was filed in...
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Friday, July 24, 2020
House Votes to Stop Harmful EPA Soot Rule
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to stop funding the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to institute a new rule regulating soot. Technically known as particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5), this air pollution is harmful to human health at the levels being considered by the EPA. Peer-...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
More Than 10,000 Americans Call for a Boost to Clean Energy as Part of COVID-19 Recovery Legislation
Led by Environment America, more than 10,000 Americans this week called on Congress to use the power of the federal government to boost clean energy. Specifically, the petitioners are pressing for Congress to extend solar and wind energy tax credits; expand incentives for electric vehicles and...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Decision to Rollback NEPA Is Misguided and Dangerous
Despite the critically important role the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has played in protecting the environment, the Trump Administration today rolled back the key regulatory policy. As a result, certain construction projects that are not substantially funded by the government will no...
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