News Release | Environment America

Statement: Paycheck Protection Program support for oil and gas industry “shortsighted”

Data released by the Small Business Administration this week revealed more than three billion dollars of coronavirus aid went to oil and gas operations.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Virginia becomes first southern state to join RGGI

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Virginia is officially the first southern state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states which has worked together for more than a decade to successfully cut pollution from power plants.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House infrastructure bill includes many positives for clean energy

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill Wednesday. The Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) includes a number of provisions on clean energy, including extensions for clean energy tax incentives. Specifically, critical extensions for solar and wind energy tax credits, expanded incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency, and new credits for energy storage.

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. 

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