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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Scott Pruitt won’t protect our air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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Scott Pruitt won’t protect America’s air, water or families

“Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” -- Margie Alt, Environment America.

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee suspended their own rules to advance  President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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EPA Affirms Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency affirmed that automakers can and must make cars and trucks more efficient. This action ensures that fuel efficiency standards will continue to increase as proposed in 2012, with cars and light-duty trucks reaching 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. These standards will make our vehicles go twice as far on a gallon of gas, reduce dangerous air pollution, protect our climate, and save American drivers money at the pump.

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Governor Cuomo proposes replacing Indian Point Nuclear Plant with renewable energy, more emissions cuts

New York, NY - Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Indian Point nuclear power plant—located 24 miles north of New York City—will be shutting down by April 2021. This action will make area residents safer and more secure. 

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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.

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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.”

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On the One-Year Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. Mayors call on President-elect Trump to Keep Commitment

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Environment America joined with mayors from Orlando, FL, Fayetteville, AR, and Philadelphia, PA to release a statement to President-elect Donald Trump. They urged the president-elect to keep America’s commitment to the historic accord and maintain the country’s role as a global climate leader. 

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EPA moves full speed ahead on clean cars

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that automakers can and must continue to make cars and trucks go increasingly further on a gallon of gas and emit less pollution. The proposed determination on the greenhouse gas standards for light-duty vehicles keeps America’s vehicles on track to double fuel efficiency by 2025 which is both feasible and affordable according to the administration’s technical assessment report released this summer. 

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