Environment America Blog

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

A group of 172 House members should be lauded for making the Land & Water Conservation Fund a priority. 

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

What can be said in five minutes of Congressional testimony? John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America, testified at a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending February 6th, urging Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

For the past few years I’ve worked on Environment America’s national Go Solar campaign. My job was to push for strong solar policies in cities and states across the country. But I recently took the reins of our 100% Renewable Campaign. Today marks my one-month anniversary since stepping into this new and exciting role, and I can already tell it’s going to be a wild ride.

Our work to protect the environment always starts with research. In 2019, Environment America Research & Policy Center together with Frontier Group released reports on promising solutions to global warming, vexing problems for our oceans and wildlife, and exciting gains for renewable energy.  Read on for a recap of 10 things we learned in 2019 from Wendy Wendlandt, Board Chair of Environment America Research & Policy Center. 

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Susan Rakov
Senior Vice President, The Public Interest Network; Managing Director, Frontier Group

Imagine a world powered by clean, renewable energy. Environment America’s advocates, organizers and members are spreading this vision to college campuses, cities and states across the country, organizing for commitments to 100 percent renewable energy.

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James Horrox
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

It’s no secret that President Trump has staged a relentless series of attacks on the environment and public lands since taking office. But if the Trump administration has its way, more of its efforts to curb key environmental protections will be able to take place behind closed doors — or at least in ways that limit the public’s ability to voice its opinion.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Every year, in late spring and early summer, the Porcupine caribou arrive on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Numbering between 120,000 and 200,000 animals, the Porcupine herd – so named for their birthing grounds along the Porcupine River – is the largest in North America. 

I understood the importance of the program from the day I started my job, but recently I wanted to get a more intimate read on what LWCF meant.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

Twelve months ago, just two states -- Hawaii and California -- had committed to reaching 100 percent renewable energy. But by year’s end, four more -- Maine, New Mexico, New York and Maine -- had joined their ranks. In addition, more than 150 cities across the country have now either made or already achieved that same visionary goal.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

As the Arctic ice recedes, more and more polar bears are being forced to carve out a new life on the land, where they face a new set of dangers — including the potential disruption of their habitat to produce even more of the fossil fuels.