News Release | Environment America

President Obama protects Boundary Waters from Toxic Mining

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is spectacular place made up of over a million acres of lakes and forests -- the only large lake-land wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System. With more than 150,000 visitors annually, it is treasured by Minnesotans and visitors from around the continent. Thanks to more than 24,000 Environment Minnesota members and supporters and others who made their voices heard, this special place will be safe for canoeing and other recreation for decades to come.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Can't Support Exxon CEO for Secretary of State, Perry for Energy

Environment America can't support President-elect Trump’s choice of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state or former Gov. Rick Perry (Tex.) as secretary of energy. Environment America President Douglas Phelps issued the following statement:

"Environment America can't support either of these nominations. Both have obviously been successful in their respective careers, but their record on climate and energy policy do not demonstrate the commitment to a new renewable energy economy the world needs in the 21st century. They would be plausible and understandable nominees in 1916, but not 2016.”

News Release | Environment America

Over 450 groups, officials and academics call on Congress to back 100% renewable energy goal

Washington, D.C. - Today, over 450 organizations, local officials, academics, civic leaders and businesses called on Congress to support a shift to powering the nation entirely with renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America

Final EPA study concludes that fracking operations can contaminate drinking water

Washington, D.C. – In a final report issued today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that fracking operations can impact drinking water “at each stage in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle”.   The report walks back from a misleading summary statement that fracking poses “no widespread, systemic risks” to drinking water.

News Release | Environment America

On the One-Year Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. Mayors call on President-elect Trump to Keep Commitment

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Environment America joined with mayors from Orlando, FL, Fayetteville, AR, and Philadelphia, PA to release a statement to President-elect Donald Trump. They urged the president-elect to keep America’s commitment to the historic accord and maintain the country’s role as a global climate leader. 

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