News Release | Environment America

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. 

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New Report: Wilmington area ranked 2nd in the northeast for smog pollution

Despite decades of progress under the Clean Air Act, people across Delaware continue to breathe unhealthy air, leading to increased risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts. According to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, the Wilmington metropolitan area experienced the worst air pollution in Delaware, experiencing 97 days of elevated smog pollution and 212 days with unhealthy levels of soot.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

72 cities had more than 100 unhealthy air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people living in 72 different metropolitan areas across America experienced at least 100 days with unhealthy levels of soot pollution, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment America

Governor Carney could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution

As the Trump administration prepares to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new report showing that Governor Carney could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution in Delaware.

News Release | Environment America

"Sheer Reckless Folly"

Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change. The order also lifts the moratorium on federal coal leasing and limits on methane from fracking operations. The administration also initiated a process to reconsider the Social Cost of Carbon and the National Environmental Policy Act guidance on climate pollution.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America supports cleaner cars

Today, President Trump will sign an executive order instructing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin rolling back state and federal clean car standards.

News Release | Environment America

America Needs Cleaner Cars

According to reports, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to begin rolling back state and federal clean car standards. The reports state that the administration intends to withdraw the final determination on EPA’s vehicle emission standards for 2022-2025.

News Release | Environment America

Government and Community Leaders Tour Clean Energy Projects in Wilmington

Government and community leaders joined with Environment America and Delaware Sierra Club to highlight clean energy projects in Delaware that have been supported by funding from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is the nation’s first and most effective regional pollution reduction program. It has helped cut power plant pollution in half by setting limits on pollution, requiring power companies to purchase permits for pollution and investing those revenues in clean energy projects.

News Release | Environment America

More than 500 Leaders Call for Doubling Strength of America’s Best Regional Climate and Clean Air Program

546 health professionals, businesses, academics, elected officials, conservation, consumer and environmental groups and community leaders from nine states in the Northeast called on their Governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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