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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Monday, January 04, 2021
Massachusetts Makes Important Commitment to Have All New Cars Sold in State Produce Zero Emissions by 2035
Following California’s lead, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. The announcement, which was made Wednesday, came as part of the draft Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 . The plan is intended to achieve emission reduction targets under...
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Monday, January 04, 2021
Environment America Delivers More Than 14,000 Petitions to Chevron Opposing Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
With the Trump administration planning to conduct a controversial lease sale of land tracts in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, Environment America mailed more than 14,000 petitions to Chevron asking the oil company not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Bureau of...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Looking Ahead: Environment America’s 2021 Federal and State Priorities
Environment America, a national nonpartisan network of state environmental groups, contributed to numerous environmental victories in 2020. The organization is looking ahead to spurring more environmental progress at the federal and state levels. “We enter 2021 with hope for a brighter and...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
New Report Calls for President-Elect Biden To Restore Critical Environmental Protections on Day One
Over the past four years, the Trump administration rolled back or weakened more than 100 environmental protections. President-elect Biden has promised to undo the Trump administration's environmental damage and set the U.S. on a path to global climate leadership. A new set of recommendations, which...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Environment America Joins Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Plans To Log in Tongass National Forest
Environment America along with other environmental organizations and a coalition of Indigenous Tribes and small businesses from Southeast Alaska filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration over the administration’s repeal of “Roadless Rule” protections for the Tongass National Forest...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Trump Administration Expected to Finalize Harmful Smog Pollution Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce it has finalized its new smog rule on Wednesday. Even though scientists and health experts recommend stronger pollution standards to protect American lives, the regulation maintains standards at 2015 levels. Ordinarily, the agency...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Minnesota Moves Toward Adopting Advanced Clean Cars Program
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) moved toward cutting the state’s global warming emissions from transportation and accelerating the transition to electric cars on Monday by publishing a draft rule adopting the Advanced Clean Cars program. If Minnesota finalizes the rule, it would...
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Monday, December 21, 2020
Three New England States and Washington, D.C., Sign Landmark Agreement To Tackle Transportation Pollution
Governors from three states along with the mayor of Washington, D.C., signed onto the landmark Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) Monday. The regional program, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, will invest in clean...
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Friday, December 18, 2020
Environment America Members Submit More Than 13,000 Comments for Protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Environment America submitted 13,194 comments calling on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling before the comment period for the Call for Nominations and Comments for the Coastal Plain Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale ended Thursday. The...
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
President-Elect Biden Picks Powerful Advocate for the Environment as EPA Head
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Michael S. Regan to head the Environmental Protection Agency. As the leader of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality and a former EPA employee, Secretary Regan is known for his strong focus on science. He has deep experience and expertise...
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