News Release | Environment America

Statement on Hearing of Chairman Hastings’ Gift to the Oil Industry

Today the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources had a legislative hearing on three bills encouraging the reckless expansion of offshore drilling, and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment heard testimony on safety concerns and spill response technologies.

News Release | Environment America

Congress to Vote on Attacks on Public Health

Tomorrow, both the U.S. House and Senate are expected to vote on proposals that would severely threaten Americans’ health by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to clean up dangerous carbon dioxide pollution. Nathan Willcox, Environment America’s Federal Global Warming Program Director, issued a statement in anticipation of the votes.

News Release | Environment America

Obama’s Clean Fleets Partnership Highlights Need for Efforts to Get Off Oil

President Obama spoke at a UPS Shipping Plant today at 12:30 PM to highlight the National Clean Fleets Partnership and to talk about clean vehicle technology.

News Release | Environment America

Senators and House Members Stand Up for Public Health

As negotiations around funding for the federal government continue into the weekend, many U.S. Senators and Representatives are speaking out to ensure that the final bill does not include attacks on public health and our environment.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Comments on Gas Prices Hearing: Subsidies to Big Oil Not the Answer

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee explored the impact of higher gas prices on Americans and several sectors of the U.S. economy. Witnesses representing organizations such as the American Trucking Association and the Chamber of Commerce predictably called for more domestic production of oil and gas.

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