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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.

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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:

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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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Senate Bill Aims to Rollback Clean Car Standards

Today, Senators Blunt (R-MO), Moran (R-KS ), Young (R-IN), Stabenow (D-MI), Peters (D-MI), and McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a bill to amend vehicle standards, also known as the “Blunt Clean Cars Rollback”.

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Don’t slam the brakes on cleaner cars

Today, Environment America protested proposed rollbacks to federal clean vehicle standards. In a letter submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, Environment America urged the EPA not to roll back the standards, which have already achieved significant progress in cleaning up pollution from cars.  

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This Mother’s Day, Moms Demand Clean Air and Climate Action

Today, mothers from across the country are making an urgent Mother’s Day plea to state and national leaders to protect our kids’ health and defend clean air and climate protections. This video, released by Environment America, features stories from mothers explaining why clean air matters to them.

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Senate votes to keep limits on dangerous methane pollution

Today, 51 senators voted against an attempt to reverse an Obama-era regulation that tightens limits on methane emissions from oil and gas development on public lands.

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Proposals to strengthen pollution control program fall short

This week, nine northeastern states presented three possible options for strengthening 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 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. 

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