News Release | Environment America

Victory for climate, drinking water and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration stepped in today and halted construction of a key portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Sacred Stone Camp citing tribal and environmental concerns as well as ongoing activism in its decision. This action came after the D.C. district court ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe earlier this afternoon.

News Release | Environment America

Federal purse strings can help reduce climate impact from transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation took the first steps to consider requiring state and regional organizations receiving federal funds to consider global warming pollution when planning transportation projects. At this stage, the administration is only seeking comment, not proposing a rule, on whether transportation planners should factor in pollution.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

We Have the Power

An economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy is within our reach. First, we can reduce the total amount of energy we use through improved efficiency, even as our economy continues to grow. Second, we can tap America’s virtually inexhaustible supplies of energy from the wind, the sun, the land and the oceans. 

News Release | Environment America

President Obama's budget gets an A minus

WASHINGTON, DC -- Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A minus," said Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America. "It's fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted."

Renewable Energy Made Over Half of Total Added Capacity in 2015

By | Rob Sargent
Energy Program Director

Now, more than ever, it appears 100% renewable energy generation is within our grasp. The numbers are piling up in our favor. In a report recently released by SNL energy, new energy capacity added in the United States in 2015 leaned heavily on clean sources. Overall in the US, wind and solar made up 61% of new energy capacity in 2015.

News Release | Environment America

House Subcommittee Bill Allows Automakers to Increase Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing to discuss a bill that will allow automakers to increase global warming pollution and oil consumption in exchange for adoption of unrelated technologies. 

Don't let BP off the hook

By | Michael Carter
Digital Campaigner, Stop Drilling Program

It’s bad enough that BP’s disaster devastated the Gulf Coast. Now the company might get out of paying for most of the damage it caused.

Here’s an idea – solar on schools


By putting solar on schools, we can protect the planet while educating students about renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America

Lifting oil export ban would cost climate, benefit Big Oil

WASHINGTON, D.C. --  On the heels of the release of a new study showing that burning the world’s remaining fossil fuels would raise the level of the sea by more than 160 feet, a key U.S. House panel voted today to lift the longstanding ban on crude oil exports.

News Release | Environment America

Restricting methane pollution important band-aid, but not a cure for climate crisis

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Obama administration proposed first-ever limits on oil and gas emissions of methane - the greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Drilling and fracking operations are the single largest source of the pollutant, which accounts for about 9 percent of U.S. global warming pollution.