News Release | Environment America

Congress: More Environmental Champions, But Not Enough

The 2008 Congressional Scorecard, released by Environment America, found more champions and more solution-oriented votes, even as the group noted that passage of environmental protections faces many remaining challenges on Capitol Hill.  

News Release | Environment America

Obstructionists End Senate Action on Global Warming

The Senate voted 48-36 this morning to move forward on the Climate Security Act (S. 3036), falling short of the necessary 60-vote threshold and causing consideration of the bill to end without any substantive votes on the measure. An additional 6 senators, who missed the vote, submitted statements indicating that they would have voted to move forward had they been present.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Global Warming Pollution Standards for Cars Will Save Money, Slash Emissions in North Carolina

With gas prices on the rise, requirements for more efficient, less polluting cars would save the average North Carolina report, “Putting the Brakes on Global Warming.”  The analysis also found that global warming pollution standards for automobiles—known as the Clean Cars program—would slash all greenhouse gas emissions from cars, trucks, and SUV’s by 10 percent by 2020. consumer more than $20 each month, according to a new Environment North Carolina

News Release | Environment America

Report: Large-Scale Solar Power Plants Could Power Nation, Combat Global Warming and Create Thousands of Jobs

America could meet all of its current electricity needs with large central concentrating solar power plants according to a report released today, “On the Rise: Solar Thermal Power and the Fight Against Global Warming” by Environment America. These solar thermal power plants covering an area of 100 x 100-mile area in the Southwest, slightly more than what’s already been excavated for strip mining for coal across the country, could power the entire nation; while slashing global warming emissions. Because solar thermal energy storage allows electric generating capacity even when the sun is not shining, it can replace traditional energy sources like coal, natural gas and nuclear power.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Formaldehyde from Baby Nursery Furniture Contaminates Indoor Air Read Report.

Baby nursery cribs, changing tables, and dressers can emit formaldehyde at levels linked with increased risk of childhood allergies and asthma, according to a new report released today by Environment California Research & PolicyCenter. In Toxic Baby Furniture: The Latest Case for Making Products Safe from the Start, Environment California Research & Policy Center worked with an independent laboratory to determine whether formaldehyde emissions from common baby nursery furnishings significantly contribute to indoor air pollution.

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