Hundreds of thousands call on the EPA to slash soot pollution
Statement: Energy bill would wreak havoc on lands, waters and taxpayers
Statement: President Biden announces new monuments, policies to protect more nature
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STATEMENT: Biden administration announces first-ever national building performance standard
Building performance standards will spur federal buildings to use fewer fossil fuels, become more energy-efficient
Trick or Seed: Students distribute pollinator-friendly seed balls and build support to eliminate pesticides
As bee populations drop, CU-Boulder students work to eliminate the consumer sale of bee-killing pesticides like neonics.
President Biden designates his first national monument: Camp Hale-Continental Divide
President Joe Biden designated the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument as the first new national monument of his presidency, which will protect 53,804 acres in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
New dashboard finds US wind, solar tripled over past decade
In 2021, America produced three times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2012.
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
2022 heat wave/energy efficiency coverage: data, resources and interview opportunities
Unprecedented heat has scorched many parts of the United States into September. According to the Washington Post, as of September 7, cities across the country had endured more than 7,000 new daily high temperature records this summer.
Statement: Inflation Reduction Act could be a ‘game changer’ for climate and clean energy
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia have reached a deal on a reconciliation bill that would represent the nation’s largest ever investment in clean energy and climate solutions.
Biden promises action on climate change during event at former coal plant
President Joe Biden took his campaign to slow down climate change and speed up our transition to clean energy to the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant on Wednesday. Brayton Point is now becoming a hub for the development and production of offshore wind technology. During the visit, he announced a new program to develop offshore wind power in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time and indicated that his administration would propose additional executive actions to tackle climate change in the coming days.
Statement: U.S. Postal Service more than doubles its electric vehicle commitment
The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it would purchase at least 25,000 electric vehicles as part of its plan to replace an aging fleet, more than doubling its previous commitment. The announcement comes after the agency’s initial plan to “modernize” its fleet would have electrified only 10% of its vehicles, prompting calls for the agency to revisit its decision and a lawsuit filed by 16 states. The new commitments means at least 50% of the agency’s first 50,000 vehicle purchases will be electric.