News Release | Environment America

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:

News Release | Environment America

Clean Water Rule - Comment Period Begins but Loophole Could Make Irrelevant

Today, the House of Representatives is considering a “minibus” spending package that would allow the Trump administration to ignore the law as it rolls back clean water protections.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

FY18 Budget Would Allow Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, the House of Representatives leadership unveiled its FY' 2018 budget which fails to protect our families health and our natural resources including language that would instruct the Natural Resources Committee to allow, for the first time ever, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a cut of $528 Million compared to FY'17.

News Release | Environment America

House Votes to Affirm Climate as a Threat to Security

As the country grapples with the increasing impacts of climate change, today the House voted 234-185  to retain a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would require the Department of Defense to study the impacts of climate change on their operations. Environment America, DC Director Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

Dirty Water Appropriations Rider

Today, the House appropriations committee considered the energy and water appropriations bill that would allow the Trump administration to ignore several federal laws as it moves to undercut protections for clean water.  The bill also contains other anti-environmental provisions and would drastically cut federal funding for clean energy.  John Rumpler, Environment America’s senior attorney and clean water program director, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

EPA Can’t Protect Our Families and Environment Without Full Funding

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to testify today on the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 EPA budget, which slashes funding for the agency by 31%. Environment America urges Administrator Pruitt and the Appropriations Subcommittee to fully fund EPA.

News Release | Environment America

Bears Ears National Monument needs to be fully protected.

Today Secretary Zinke announced his recommendation that President Trump consider reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Historic Monument.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. Congress FAILS to Protect our Environment and our families’ health so far in 2017

Today Environment America released its federal scorecard evaluating how the U.S. Congress voted on issues related to clean air and clean water and other environmental protections.

News Release | Environment America

President Trump has got it exactly backwards

Today, President Trump abandoned the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement. This action increases the risks that the world will face from global warming – including dirtier air, water and food shortages, spreading disease, increasingly extreme weather, and loss of land mass to flooding.

News Release | Environment America

Trump Budget Delivers More Pollution Not More Power to States

Based on a briefing by the Trump Administration, President Trump’s proposed FY18 budget would cut important environmental and health programs. Below is a statement from Margie Alt, Environment America executive director, on the president’s FY’18 budget proposal.