News Release | Environment America

Suspending EPA enforcement during COVID-19 outbreak adds to pollution-related health risks

Late Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new policy that  would suspend enforcement of key provisions of our nation’s environmental laws during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision came on the heels of requests from the oil and gas industry and others seeking exemptions at this time.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Victory! Washington adopts Zero Emission Vehicle program

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today signed the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program into law. The move takes aim at reducing ozone pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and makes Washington the 12th state to adopt the ZEV program. With this new law, Washington joins the entire West Coast as part of this critical program to get more electric cars on the road. 

News Release | Environment America

In addressing the coronavirus, Congress must not exacerbate the climate crisis

Congress is rushing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out industries affected by the measures being taken to stem the spread and severity of the coronavirus. But in putting out one fire, our leaders must not pour gasoline on another -- namely, global warming. Taxpayer dollars should not be spent bailing out industries that are accelerating climate change. Any bailout funding must require industries to reduce their carbon emissions and other pollution.

News Release | Environment America

New radio ad campaign urges U.S. Senators from Arizona to support the clean car standards

Environment America launched a radio advertisement campaign in Arizona asking U.S. Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema to support federal clean car standards that the Trump administration has proposed rolling back.

News Release | Environment America

Virginia passes historic commitment to 100 percent clean energy by 2045

Virginia is catapulting itself to a national leadership role on renewable energy by becoming the seventh state in the U.S. to pass a law that commits to providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to its citizens by mid-century. The Virginia Senate passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act today, sending the bill to Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk for final approval.

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