News Release | Environment America

In a victory for wildlife, Atlantic seismic testing denied!

“Seismic air gun blasts can harm sea creatures thousands of miles away, interrupting their migration patterns, causing hearing impairments, stress, injury and even death. We applaud the Obama Administration for doing right by the whales, dolphins and sea turtles.” Rachel Richardson, Environment America.

News Release | Environment America

Arctic and Atlantic oceans protected!

Washington, D.C. – Our oceans are more protected today because President Obama permanently withdrew 115 million acres of the Arctic and 31 canyons in the Atlantic Ocean from all future oil and gas development, citing the dangers of offshore drilling and the need to move away from fossil fuels. Canada announced parallel actions, which included an indefinite freeze on oil and gas leasing in Arctic waters to be reviewed every five years.

News Release | Environment America

Green groups, Sen. Jeff Merkley rally to protect oceans and stop new drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the Obama administration holds a public hearing on expanding offshore drilling to the Arctic and parts of the Gulf of Mexico, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), frontline communities, and more than a dozen green groups including Environment America will rally outside to oppose the plan.

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

In a huge win for coastal communities, Obama drops plans for Atlantic drilling

WASHINGTON, DC –  Atlantic Coast communities won a major victory today, when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades.

News Release | Environment America

U.S., Canada announce bold new agreement to protect climate, Arctic

WASHINGTON, DC  - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today a issued a wide-ranging joint agreement to reduce global warming pollution; advance clean energy and cleaner cars, trucks, and buses; and protect the Arctic.

News Release | Environment America

1000 Atlantic businesses now against offshore drilling

Washington D.C. – Today, leaders of the coastal recreation and tourism industry, along with representatives from Surfrider Foundation and Environment America, presented President Obama's staff with a surfboard and letters signed by more than 1,000 coastal businesses in opposition to offshore drilling plans in the Atlantic Ocean.

News Release | Environment America

"Keep it in the Ground" Act will protect natural areas, climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, a House counterpart to the bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) last November. The Keep It in the Ground Act would accelerate the transition to clean energy by ending all federal leases, for oil, gas, or coal extraction on public lands and waters.