News Release | Environment America

New Report Outlines Bold New Vision for Solar in America

Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and three solar business executives joined Environment America to lay out a bold new vision for solar energy in the United States.  From laundromats and baseball stadiums, to homes and cars, generating energy from the sun is already enhancing energy security and reducing pollution in America.  A new Environment America report outlines a vision for using the sun to meet 10 percent of the United States’ energy needs by 2030.

News Release | Environment America

Great Lakes Supporters Unveil Bipartisan Restoration Bill

Today, Senators Carl Levin (MI), George Voinovich (OH) and several other members of Congress announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill to authorize several programs to protect and restore the Great Lakes and provide $650 million annually in funding. The Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010 will fund projects to remove contaminated sediments from the lakes, control invasive species, reduce pollution and restore fish and wildlife habitat.

News Release | Environment America

Texas State Group Calls on Land Commissioner To Protect Christmas Mountains

Environment Texas called on Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to either provide adequate state resources to protect the Christmas Mountains of west Texas or finally allow for the transfer of the property to Big Bend National Park.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Power Plants Emit Three Times the Pollution of All the Nation’s Cars

The nation’s power plants emitted 2.56 billion tons of global warming pollution in 2007, which is equivalent to the pollution from nearly 450 million of today’s cars – nearly three times the number of cars registered in the United States in 2007, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment America.  More than 70 percent of this pollution came from plants – primarily coal plants – built before 1980. 

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New Report: Pollution Down in One-Third of States Prior to Economic Downturn

Global warming pollution declined in one-third of the states since 2004, the year in which pollution levels began to peak in many states, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment America.  States are reducing pollution in part by using cleaner energy that keeps money and jobs in the local economy.  Pollution levels, however, rose in the majority of states (33) between 2004 and 2007.

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