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, 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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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Year in Review: Environmental Victories in States Highlight 2019
While progress on environmental issues on the national stage proved challenging in 2019, advocates at the state and municipal levels made great strides this year in advancing renewable energy usage, decreasing plastic waste, creating cleaner transportation, and conserving land and wildlife. “In...
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
New Report: Offshore Drilling Brings Onshore Dangers to Coastal Communities and Ecosystems
Plans to expand drilling off America’s coast are creating significant dangers to onshore communities and ecosystems, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. From pipelines running through sensitive coastal habitats to air pollution released by...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Over 150 Members of Congress Introduce Groundbreaking Climate Bill
A new bill, introduced today by Rep. Don McEachin and co-sponsored by over 150 members, could set the United States on a path to an economy powered by 100 percent clean energy by mid-century. If passed into law, the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 would require federal agencies to create a plan,...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
Trump Administration Decision to Officially Begin Pulling the U.S. Out of the Paris Agreement Is 'Wrong-headed'
The Trump administration announced today that the United States will officially begin the process of pulling out of the international Paris Climate Accord. The withdrawal can be finalized as soon as the day after the next presidential election on Nov. 4, 2020. Then-President Barack Obama announced...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Environment America Lauds the U.S. House’s Passage of Three Sweeping Public Lands Bills
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed three land conservation bills: the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (H.R. 1373), the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (H.R. 2181) and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (H.R. 823). Steve Blackledge, senior director of...
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