Resource guide: Endangered Species Day / 50th anniversary of Endangered Species Act
New report: Rooftop solar on America’s warehouses could power every household in every state’s largest city
‘You have the power’ webinar details how to electrify homes with new tax credits
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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.
Panel discussion offers insights on how to ditch gas, electrify everything
Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund hosted a webinar panel on Wednesday that discussed the benefits of electrification for cooking, home heating and cooling and water heating.
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
Supreme Court hamstrings EPA’s ability to tackle climate change
The Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision on the West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case Thursday, severely limiting the EPA’s authority to regulate climate pollution from power plants. Despite the fact that the Biden administration has yet to propose rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the Court issued a decision that severely limits the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon from power plants, holding that unless expressly delegated, that authority belongs to Congress
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.
New sanctuary would protect the largest canyon along the Atlantic coast
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it is taking the first step to designate the Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary. Hudson Canyon is the largest of the more than 70 undersea canyons that line the North Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf, and is home to deep sea corals, bluefin tunas, sperm whales, sea turtles and more.
Statement: White House invokes Defense Production Act for clean energy
President Joe Biden authorized use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) on Monday to speed up the domestic production of key clean energy technologies for use in buildings.
Environmental Coalition Petitions the US Environmental Protection Agency To Take Action on Delaware River Oxygen Standards In Facing of DRBC & State Failure to Act
A coalition of leading environmental organizations – the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, PennFuture, Clean Air Council, Environment New Jersey and PennEnvironment– submitted a 17 page legal Petition (Petition) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the federal government to override the regional Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and “promptly initiate rulemaking” necessary to protect aquatic life in the Delaware Estuary, including the federally endangered Atlantic Sturgeon that are the brink of extinction.
Testimony to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority In Opposition to the Turnpike Extension Expansion
Environment New Jersey was one of the lead organizations to submit a rule-making petition to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (as well as the NJ Department of Transportation), on behalf of EmpowerNJ and the 135 plus organizations they represent documenting the lack of action to reduce climate pollutants per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 274 through our transportation sector and the fool’s gold proposition of attempting to fix the Jersey City/Turnpike Extension bottleneck by expanding the lanes of the Turnpike Extension.
EmpowerNJ Serves Legal Petitions on NJDOT and NJ Turnpike Authority Demanding Climate Action
EmpowerNJ, a coalition of more than 135 environmental, faith and social justice organizations, led by BlueWave NJ, Clean Water Action, Environment New Jersey, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club of New Jersey, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition – filed legal rule-making petitions with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (“NJTA”) and the NJ Department of Transportation (“NJDOT”) documenting the failure of those agencies to take action to reduce carbon emissions as required by Governor Murphy.