EPA, DOT to increase accountability, safety in wake of Ohio chemical train derailment
Environment America announces new push for state 100% renewable energy targets in 2023
‘You have the power’ webinar details how to electrify homes with new tax credits
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Statement: House bill doubles down on oil drilling
Congress is considering the Strategic Production Response Act, which would require more oil drilling on federal lands and in our oceans.
Statement: Thousands of lives at stake in new soot proposal
A strong soot rule would deliver cleaner air.
Statement: US Postal Service’s electric vehicle purchases will help deliver a cleaner future
USPS to announce a significant increase in electric vehicle purchases
Statement: Senate rejects amendment that would speed approval of polluting projects
The legislation from Sen. Manchin would have weakened environmental protections under NEPA.
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
Electric School Buses Ready to Roll in Georgia
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Environment Georgia and allies joined the Clayton County School Board and Blue Bird Corporation at the Clayton County International Park’s playground Thursday to celebrate the award of 25 new electric school buses to Clayton County Schools. Federal funds from the Build Back Better Act and the Inflation Reduction Act will help pay for these vehicles.
Analysis reveals lead contamination in Georgia’s school water
ATLANTA – As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Environment Georgia released on Tuesday a new analysis of Georgia’s lead in school drinking water program. The program, known as “Clean Water for Georgia Kids,” was launched in June 2021 by the Georgia Department of Education and RTI International research institute and is funded by the EPA’s WIIN grant. As of early October, only 46 schools and daycare centers had taken advantage of the free lead testing available through the program. Of the testing that has occured, 45% of the samples collected showed lead concentrations above the level recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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
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.