News Release | Environment America

Statement: House approves $22.5 billion to replace lead pipes

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved $22.5 billion over five years to replace lead service lines, which are the single worst source of lead contamination in drinking water. The funding measure, one of the few amendments to the House infrastructure package (H.R. 2) that received a standalone vote, passed 240-181 with bipartisan support.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes climate-forward transportation bill

The U.S. House passed the “Moving Forward Act,” a sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that will rebuild and modernize American in several key areas. This legislation reorients highway funding to prioritize maintenance and safety, and increases investment in electric vehicles, public transportation, biking and walking. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House Leaders release sweeping climate plan

WASHINGTON -- Led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Democrats on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive report Tuesday detailing policies and programs to tackle climate change at the federal level. The report is based on twelve pillars of action with the overall goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the United States by 2050. The focus includes transforming our transportation system, preserving natural resources and public lands, increasing clean energy, and improving clean water infrastructure. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House vote to fund replacing lead pipes must pass

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a measure that would provide $22.5 billion over five years to fund replacement of lead service lines, which are the single worst source of lead contamination in drinking water. Amendment No. 95 to the package, which is being offered by Reps. Elissa Slotkin, Rashida Tlaib, Dan Kildee, David Cicilline and Gwen Moore, would assure the funding.

News Release | Environment America

“Infrastructure Week” coverage: Resources and interview opportunities

In advance of Infrastructure Week, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRG, Environment America, and state groups) is sharing information to help contextualize the various aspects of infrastructure spending included in the package, and how each will impact public health, the environment and climate.

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