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Americans to Interior Secretary nominee Bernhardt: support full funding of the Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is America’s most successful conservation and recreation program. Public support is deep and broad, and Interior nominee Bernhardt needs to commit to fully funding the program.

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Statement: Senators push agencies to act on toxic chemicals known as PFAS

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a source of widespread drinking water contamination. While our federal agencies are standing by, Congress is taking a real bipartisan interest in tackling PFAS contamination in our drinking water. In states as far-flung as Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina, this urgent public health problem calls for urgent action.

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Statement: House leaders unveil bill to help U.S. meet Paris Climate Agreement goals

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives today announced the introduction this week of H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now”.  This legislation is aimed at keeping the United States on track to achieve benchmarks set by the Paris Climate Agreement, which President Donald Trump has vowed to quit. The legislation would ensure that the United States meets its international commitment to cut carbon emissions by at least 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

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New toolkit provides Utah cities with ten ways to go solar

With local municipalities playing an increasingly important role in the clean energy revolution, Environment America Research and Policy Center just released a new toolkit to support cities and towns nationwide in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun.

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Environment America Chairman Doug Phelps' statement on the Green New Deal vote

The Green New Deal is a great vehicle to bring more attention to the need for bold action on climate. But as actual legislation it is non-news, because nothing dramatic is going to happen on climate in the Senate as currently constituted. At the state level, however, a growing number of leaders across the political spectrum are moving forward to meet the challenge.