News Release | Environment America

64 mayors press Congress to include clean energy tax incentives in COVID-19 recovery

A bipartisan coalition of 64 mayors, representing cities in 25 states across the country, joined with Environment America today to call on Congress to take action on clean energy. Specifically, the mayors have sent a letter to Congress urging members to extend solar and wind energy tax credits; expand incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency; and create new tax credits for energy storage projects.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide

News Release | Environment America

Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

 

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Statement: Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law is a historic moment

The Great American Outdoors Act "is not only a major investment in outdoor spaces but also in every American’s physical and mental health. It’s a decisive step toward acknowledging that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, more open spaces, whether it’s a local park or the Grand Canyon." 

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House spending bill goes big on climate, clean energy and transportation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House passed a major climate-focused appropriations bill today that moves the country forward on clean energy and transportation. The bill authorizes billions of dollars in spending that would help rebuild and modernize the United States. The money is intended to expand access to clean transportation, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, and protect public health and the environment. Notably, the bill includes $2.25 billion for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants; nearly $19 billion for transit; $1.4 billion for electric vehicle charging infrastructure; and a requirement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issue a report on problems raised by the right-to-repair campaign. The Senate has yet to take up their version of the bill.

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