Global warming solutions

Can you imagine a safer, healthier fossil fuel-free future filled with more trees and cleaner ways to get around for your children and grandchildren? So can we. And we’re working together to make it happen.

To avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, from stronger storms to more frequent floods and worsening wildfires, it is clear that we need to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels such as methane, keep our old trees standing tall and transition to a zero-waste economy powered by clean, renewable energy. Fortunately, global warming solutions are all around us — we just need to use them.

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In Pursuit of Future Earth Days

Global warming solutions

In Pursuit of Future Earth Days

This Earth Day, more than one billion people around the world will unite to celebrate the beauty of our world and continue to advocate for its protection. From climate change to plastic pollution, our natural spaces and species are at risk of great harm. Despite the abundance of “doom-and-gloom narratives,” we must remember that it is not too late to save our planet. We still have time to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

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In 2021, 4 in 10 Americans lived in counties that were hit with a climate-related disaster.

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It’s clearer than ever that we no longer need to rely on dirty fossil fuels. We have an opportunity to repower our society and save our planet by urging our decision-makers to find common ground on climate change and reduce our country’s global warming emissions.

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Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.

Fossil fuel pollution

Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.

SAN BRUNO - Methane gas – commonly referred to as “natural” gas – has been piped through our communities for a century, and for just as long, it has been causing dangerous leaks. Recognizing this problem, the Biden administration announced last week it's developing safety regulations that aim to reduce methane emissions from gas pipeline systems and the bipartisan infrastructure law provides $1 billion in funding to fix methane leaks. On Thursday, CALPIRG Education Fund, Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released a new report that finds from 2010 through nearly the end of 2021, almost 2,600  gas pipeline incidents occurred in the United States that were serious enough to require reporting to the federal government. That’s the equivalent to one every 40 hours.

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Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals

Forests

Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S. Forest Service’s direction on climate policy. The memo, "Climate Resilience and Carbon Stewardship of America's National Forests and Grasslands," follows a recent White House executive order highlighting the importance of conserving mature and old-growth forests on federal lands as a climate solution. The memo, which lays out “actions to restore forests, improve resilience, and address the climate crisis”, falls short in meeting the ambition outlined in President Joe Biden’s order on old forests and trees. Secretary Vilsack acknowledges the role that older trees play in absorbing and storing carbon and supporting biodiversity. But he fails to outline a plan for his agency to protect mature and old-growth forests and trees from commercial logging. 

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Statement: AGs defend California’s waiver for Clean Car Standards

Electric vehicles

Statement: AGs defend California’s waiver for Clean Car Standards

A coalition of 20 states and three cities filed a motion on Thursday to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to restore California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which allows them to set stronger greenhouse gas emission standards than the federal government. The motion responds to a lawsuit filed by 17 Republican-led states, challenging EPA’s action in March, 2022 to restore state authority. 

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Johanna
Neumann

Johanna
Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Environment America

Ellen
Montgomery
Ellen Montgomery

Ellen
Montgomery

Director, Public Lands Campaign, Environment America

Steve
Blackledge

Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America

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