We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Barrington community discusses plastic bag ban

At a Barrington Town Council meeting to discuss a proposed ban on plastic checkout bags in the town, community members, stakeholders, and organizations attended to offer feedback on the proposal. At the meeting, a spokesman for Shaw's Supermarket announced that the store will no longer provide plastic bags at its Barrington store. Sylven cited broad support for the proposed ban among the store's customers.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Responds to Court Decision on EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. EPA had projected that this critical clean air safeguard would prevent roughly 34,000 premature deaths annually by cutting emissions of smog- and soot-forming pollution from power plants in the central and eastern regions of the country.

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News Release | Environment New York

Environmental groups: NY State’s decision to exempt farms from permit program will weaken clean water protection standards

In response to Governor Cuomo’s proposal today to remove permit requirements for medium Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), a coalition of leading environmental groups released the following statement: 

“As organizations committed to protecting and restoring New York’s rivers, lakes and streams, we are very concerned by the announcement today that New York State will weaken state environmental protections put in place to protect public health, safety and the environment by exempting medium sized industrial farms from its CAFO permit program. As a result, these farms will be allowed to grow from 200 to 299 cows without requiring the installation of structural controls such aswaste storage facilities and water diversions essential to protecting the State’s waters from being contaminated with animal waste.

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News Release | Environment California

End-of-Session Solar Watch List

This week, the California State Legislature will make pivotal decisions regarding a number of bills designed to expand California’s successful solar market.  In specific ways, each of these bills will give more Californians the ability to invest in solar power, bringing cleaner air, more jobs and a more stable electricity grid to California.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Statement on Selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican Running Mate

Statement of Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt on selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as Republican Vice-Presidential candidate.

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