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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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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RESOURCE: The 10 most polluting power plants in Georgia

Fossil fuel pollution

RESOURCE: The 10 most polluting power plants in Georgia

Atlanta, GA– Ahead of the Georgia Public Service Commission’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) decision and the Supreme Court’s decision on West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency, a case that will determine the EPA’s authority to regulate climate pollution, Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center released a new factsheet ranking Georgia’s dirtiest power plants. Though increased renewable energy generation has led to decreased emissions from the power sector, more than 3,400 fossil-fuel power plants are still contaminating American skies and contributing to climate change.

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Statement: Macon-Bibb County cuts ties with Brightmark, signaling an end to the world’s largest plastic-to-fuel project

Beyond plastic

Statement: Macon-Bibb County cuts ties with Brightmark, signaling an end to the world’s largest plastic-to-fuel project

MACON – The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) ended its relationship last week with Brightmark, a company that was working to build the world’s largest plastics-to-fuel facility just north of the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. The Macon Newsroomobtained a termination contract via an open records request that showed Brightmark's much smaller Indiana facility  had failed to deliver proof of concept.

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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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