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, September 10, 2018
New Power Source in Fight to Stall Climate Change; California's 100% Clean Electricity Bill Signed Into Law
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the landmark Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) today, setting the Golden State on a path to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources such as solar and wind by 2045. Environment America affiliate Environment California played a key role...
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Congress Convenes for Farm Bill Conference
This morning, U.S. senators and representatives will try to reconcile their respective versions of the Farm Bill. Bart Johnsen-Harris, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement: “We need clean water, air, and land to grow healthy food. Congress should agree on a...
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
University of California System Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2025
California’s flagship public university system, with 238,000 students across 10 campuses, will run completely on electricity from clean, renewable energy by 2025, the University of California Office of the President announced today. The announcement, a first from one of the nation’s largest public...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Hearing Today on Toxic Algal Outbreaks: Will Senators Call for Reducing Pollution?
Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard will hold a hearing on “Harmful Algal Blooms: The Impact on Our Nation’s Waters.” Bart Johnsen-Harris, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America, issued the...
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Environment America and U.S. PIRG Praise Kroger’s Plan to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025
Today, Kroger Co. announced its plan to phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its 15 brands of grocery stores by 2025, starting with Seattle-based QFC in 2019. Kroger is America’s largest grocery-only chain and the first major chain to make that type of pledge...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Trump Administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ Will Increase Air Pollution and Climate Risk Across the United States
Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. All Americans deserve better. The Obama-era Clean Power Plan was set to cut carbon pollution from the...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Businesses Join Effort to Defend the Clean Water Rule in Court
Businesses from 30 states urged a federal court in North Dakota to uphold the Clean Water Rule, in an amicus brief filed by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the National Environmental Law Center. From outfitters to brewers to farmers, many of these businesses depend on clean...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Environment America Rebukes Trump Administration Proposal to Hit the Brakes on Clean Car Standards
Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards, betraying the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)’s stated mission of protecting human health and the environment. Trump officials are also considering rejecting a...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Anti-Environmental Spending Bill Passes House; Senate Urged to Reject It
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill, H.R. 6147, loaded with anti-environmental policy riders. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s environmental defense campaign director, issued the following statement: “The U.S. House...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
Environment America and U.S. PIRG Praise Starbucks’ Decision to Ditch Plastic Straws
Today, coffee giant Starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws from all of its locations globally by 2020. In a Tweet , the company said the move would eliminate more than one billion plastic straws per year from its stores. “Nothing we use for five minutes should be able...
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