News Release | Environment America

Advocates thank governors for cutting pollution, urge continued action

Officials and stakeholders from nine northeastern states gathered on Monday, September 25 in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss a new plan to cut pollution from power plants another 30 percent by 2030. The proposal will improve the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), building on its success by further limiting pollution and investing more in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Citizens will testify as EPA’s Clean Car Standards Hang in the Balance

At a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Washington, DC, Environment America advocates and partners will join concerned citizens and decision-makers in urging the EPA to strengthen not weaken EPA clean cars standards. After a year of record-breaking storms and drought, Environment America and state-based affiliates from Virginia and Pennsylvania warned that the EPA standards represent the single largest step the U.S. is taking to tackle global warming.

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Northeast states propose new regional limit on global warming pollution, but more ambition needed

Today, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states announced a proposal to cut power plant pollution by at least 30 percent from 2020 to 2030. The proposal would strengthen what is already the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This program limits dangerous pollution from power plants in across the region – helping to slow the warming of our planet and clean up our air. It also fuels investment in clean energy by making polluters pay to pollute.

For those of us on the Environment America clean energy team, the solar eclipse is a powerful reminder of the progress solar energy has made, and how much further we need to go. When the last solar eclipse occurred 38 years ago, solar panels were niche products, and electricity generated from the sun made up a negligible piece of our electrical grid.

Over last decade, American solar energy generation increased 43-fold

By | Ross Sherman
Clean Energy Digital Campaigner

Ten short years ago, solar panels were mere novelties. Today, they’re a dominant force in America’s energy landscape, and poised for even more growth in the years ahead. Coupled with huge advances in wind energy, battery storage, electric vehicles and energy efficiency, it’s getting clearer than ever that moving to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy is as feasible at it is necessary.

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Clean Car Standards should be Strengthened, Not Reopened

The Trump administration reopened the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s midterm evaluation on clean car standards. The process withdraws the previously released final determination on EPA’s vehicle emission standards for 2022-2025 and expands the time period under consideration to 2021-2025. In response Environment America’s global warming solutions advocate, Aminah Zaghab issued the following statement:

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We All Need Clean Water and Clean Energy

Today, the Senate Energy & Water Development subcommittee will markup its FY2018 appropriations bill. Last week, the House appropriations committee voted on an Energy & Water Development bill that would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy, and would threaten our drinking water.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

Brace yourselves: Winter is not coming

By | Aminah Zaghab
Global Warming Solutions Advocate

As July 16th and the anxiously awaited return of Game of Thrones draws near, fans across the world are eager to see the return of the much-overlooked threat of the White Walkers upon Westeros.

Bringing the message of 100 percent renewable energy to the people

By | Rob Sargent
Energy Program Director

As President Trump and his administration attempt to roll back decades of environmental progress, we know there’s no time to waste in moving affirmatively to reduce pollution and complete the shift to 100 percent renewable energy. This summer, we’ve got hundreds of folks working in 27 offices in 19 states across the country educating more than 1.5 million Americans about the promise and prospect of re-powering our country with clean energy.

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Environment America Launches Multi-Million Dollar Outreach Effort to Defend our Environment

Today Environment America and its state affiliates announced a $7.5 million public education campaign to convince a majority of U.S. senators to stand up for a cleaner, healthier future, and oppose a return to a dirtier, more dangerous past.

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