News Release | Environment America

Arctic and Atlantic oceans protected!

Washington, D.C. – Our oceans are more protected today because President Obama permanently withdrew 115 million acres of the Arctic and 31 canyons in the Atlantic Ocean from all future oil and gas development, citing the dangers of offshore drilling and the need to move away from fossil fuels. Canada announced parallel actions, which included an indefinite freeze on oil and gas leasing in Arctic waters to be reviewed every five years.

News Release | Environment America

1100 Health professionals urge President-elect Trump to act on climate

Washington, D.C. - Today, 1100 doctors, nurses, medical students, and other health professionals joined Environment America to issue a letter to President-elect Trump calling on him to take climate action to protect public health.

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.

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