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, September 12, 2019
House Votes to Protect the Crown Jewel of our Wildlife Refuge System
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 225-193 in bipartisan fashion to restore protections from oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Erik DuMont, Public Lands Conservation Campaign director for Environment America, issued the following statement: “The House took a...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
New Study: U.S. Clean Energy Use Has Accelerated During the Past Decade
Since 2009, the United States has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Trump Administration’s Rollback of the Clean Car Standards Drives America in Reverse
The Energy & Commerce Committee, as well as the Consumer Protection & Commerce and Environment & Climate Change Subcommittees held a joint hearing today to examine the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the Clean Car Standards, and oil companies’ potential involvement . The...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Maine on the Cusp of a Clean Energy Future
The list of states committing to power themselves with 100 percent clean energy could soon include the Pine Tree State. The Maine Legislature passed a bill last night that would increase the state’s renewable energy standard to 80 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. Both the Senate and House...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Trump Administration’s Replacement to Clean Power Plan Sends U.S. in the Wrong Direction on Climate Change
The Trump administration today announced its rule to replace the Clean Power Plan, which was put into place in 2015. The Clean Power Plan was on track to cut carbon pollution from the electric power sector by 32 percent by 2030. At a time when even steeper cuts are necessary to avert the worst...
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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Statement: Senate Steps Up on Climate With Bill to Stay in Paris Climate Accord
U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Tom Carper (D-DE) today introduced the ”International Climate Accountability Act” ( S.1743 ). A companion bill to the House’s Climate Action Now Act passed by a bipartisan majority last month, this legislation aims to keep the United States...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Gov. Murphy Gives Green Light to Electric Transportation Future
In a move that will speed up New Jersey’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs), Gov. Phil Murphy announced today the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In . The new initiatives include creating an EV rebate program and directing millions of dollars toward installing EV charging stations...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Statement on Congress Voting for Climate Action Now Act: First Climate Bill in a Decade to Pass the U.S. House of Representatives
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now” Act today with a bipartisan vote of 231 to 190. This climate bill, the first to receive a vote by the body in a decade, would keep the United States in the Paris Agreement by defunding any effort to withdraw and requiring the...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Vanderbilt University Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
Vanderbilt University added to the Earth Day festivities today by announcing it will power its campus entirely with renewable energy and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. “Vanderbilt University is leading the charge among campuses in the southeast to 100 percent renewable energy,” said Bronte...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Climate Action Now Act Moves Forward: Foreign Affairs Committee Votes to Recommit to Paris Agreement
Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 24-16 yesterday in favor of H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now” Act. This is the final step in moving this critical legislation, which boasts more than 190 co-sponsors, to the House floor. “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security...
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