News Release | Environment America

Sustainability experts celebrate Earth Day with “fossil fuel free” investing online panel

New York Times contributor Tim Gray moderated a Facebook Live panel viewed by hundreds, featuring Bill McKibben of 350.org and Leslie Samuelrich of Green Century Capital Management. These experts discussed how many environmentally inclined Americans have added fossil fuel free investing to the set of tools they use to protect the Earth.

News Release | Environment America

More than a dozen attorneys general demand EPA rescind pandemic polluter policy

Fourteen attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday, demanding that the agency rescind its new policy suspending enforcement of key environmental laws during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA decision to undercut mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk

After months of protest, even from members of the industries the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) keeps in check, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an action that defangs the regulations.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA decision on air quality standards ‘defies logic’

Ignoring recommendations from its own scientists, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opted Tuesday not to strengthen standards on industrial soot emissions. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers, referred to as PM 2.5, poses especially high health risks because it can be deposited deep in the lungs.

News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

Environment America, U.S. PIRG among groups filing suit to protect energy efficiency standards

A coalition of leading public interest organizations including Environment America and U.S. PIRG filed a petition for review Tuesday, challenging a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rule that governs the setting of efficiency standards for consumer appliances and equipment. The changes to the so-called “Process Rule,” which DOE finalized in January, are expected to slow down, or stop altogether, federal efforts to make appliances and equipment more energy efficient. 

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