News Release | Environment America

Federal Court: Exxon Violated Clean Air Act Over 16,000 Times, Must Pay $19.95 Million Penalty

HOUSTON – A federal district court has ruled on a lawsuit brought against ExxonMobil in 2010 by Environment America's state affiliate Environment Texas and Sierra Club. They, with the help of National Environmental Law Center, sued Exxon for violating the Clean Air Act more than 16,000 times at its Baytown, Texas, refinery and chemical plant.

News Release | Environment America

White House order threatens our coasts and wildlife

Washington, D.C. -- “Our coasts and oceans are home to stunning wildlife, beautiful beaches and support a robust tourism economy, all things that stand to lose from offshore drilling. The President’s action opens the door to expanded drilling into our public waters – a move that goes against the values a majority of Americans share: that our oceans should be preserved, not sold off to the highest bidder.”

News Release | Environment America

Pilgrim's Pride Rejects Groups' call to curb pollution

Today, Pilgrim’s Pride - second-largest chicken producer in the world - rejected a shareholder resolution (Proposal 6) calling on the company to curb water pollution from its operations and supply chain.  The company’s refusal to clean up comes even as it faces a citizens’ suit from Environment America and the local Sierra Club chapter for dumping toxic wastewater into Florida’s Suwannee River.

News Release | Environment America

Senate Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050

Today, Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) introduced a bill to phase out fossil fuels and completely replace them with clean renewable energy by 2050.  

News Release | Environment America

First 100 days of Trump: A disaster for the environment and our families’ health

In his first 100 days, President Trump has taken dozens of actions that threaten clean air, clean water, our families’ health, and  treasured places from the Arctic Ocean to the Everglades.

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