News Release | Environment America

Senate introduces Clean Economy Act

A new bill, introduced today by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware and co-sponsored by 33 members, calls for a national goal of net zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury. 

News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

New bill calls for U.S. to put wildlife over waste

As plastic pollution becomes an increasingly suffocating problem, elected officials in both houses of Congress are introducing legislation to address the issue. While unveiling the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill today, Sen. Tom Udall (NM) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) detailed how the bill can improve the health of our people and our planet.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s proposed funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund won’t protect our natural beauty

"It’s both unfortunate and, frankly, puzzling to see the Trump administration thumb its nose at something everyone wants: Continued support for  the primary funding source for parks, hiking trails and other public lands." 

News Release | Environment America

Testimony: Environment America calls for major federal funding to stop sewage overflows and get the lead out of drinking water

At a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending this afternoon, John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America, will urge Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

News Release | Environment America

The state of the union is perilous

President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union address at the Capitol this evening. The president boasted about what he considers his accomplishments. However, many of those “accomplishments” are leaving a trail of environmental destruction in their wake.