News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

America’s Waterways received 226 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals

Five states—Indiana,  Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, and Georgia—account for forty percent of the total amountof toxic discharges to U.S. waterways in 2010, according to a new report released today by Environment America. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

News Release | Environment America

HOMES Act Will Cut Pollution and Save Consumers Money

Washington, DC—This morning, Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Home Owner Managing Energy Savings Act of 2012, or HOMES Act. The bill provides a rebate to homeowners for making home improvements in energy efficiency. Environment America’s Clean Energy Advocate Courtney Abrams issued the following statement in response.

News Release | PennEnvironment

PA Environmental Groups Release Marcellus Scorecard for State Legislators

Four of Pennsylvania’s largest citizen-based environmental organizations released their joint “Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Scorecard” today, giving each state senator and representative an environmental grade based on their votes related to Act 13, the omnibus Marcellus Shale legislation signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett on February 14.

News Release | Environment Ohio

Gov. Kasich's energy proposal shortchanges Ohio's clean energy potential

COLUMBUS – In response to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s presentation of his energy plan today, Environment Ohio State Policy Advocate Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

“Ohio has enormous, untapped potential for the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency that will protect our environment and the economic sustainability of communities for generations. Policymakers should be seeking to maximize that potential. Unfortunately, Governor Kasich’s proposed energy plan as outlined, touted as a comprehensive plan to make Ohio energy independent, shortchanges Ohio’s clean energy potential. In fact, it sets us back in our progress to meet that potential.”

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Legislature Poised to Take Big Step on Solar Electricity

This week, the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee in the Massachusetts state legislature advanced a critical clean energy bill SB1664, An Act Relative to Net-Metering. The bill would increase the availability of the net-metering program and is a critical piece of expanding clean energy production across the state.

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