News Release | Environment America

Environment America Applauds Bloomberg Endorsement of Obama

Statement of Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt on Mayor Bloomberg Endorsement

Mayor Bloomberg is stating what so many of us know: responding to climate change will require leadership beyond traditional politics. Kudos to the mayor for his own leadership. And we agree wholeheartedly; President Obama is the right president to move us forward on climate change, the central issue of our age.

News Release | Environment America

Obama Administration Announces First “Smart from the Start” Offshore Wind Lease

Offshore wind off the Atlantic coast took another step forward yesterday when Obama administration officials reached agreement on a lease with offshore wind developer, NRG Blue Water Wind, LLC,  for commercial wind development in a 100,000 acre area about 12 miles off the coast of Delaware.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Eugene Becomes Third City in Oregon to Ban the Bag

Eugene became the third Oregon city to implement a single-use plastic bag ban when the city council voted to ban plastic checkout bags and put a fee on paper bags. The decision will have big payoffs for Oregon’s environment and the Pacific Ocean.

News Release | Environment America

Clean Water Act Turns 40 – Progress Made, More Needed

Today, October 18, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark environmental law. The Clean Water Act was enacted after years of citizen outrage about massive and persistent water pollution across the country.  Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted it even repeatedly caught on fire.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Portland Should Pass a Better Bag Ban

Environment Oregon announced their response to the City of Portland’s one-year report on the plastic bag ban. State Director Sarah Higginbotham released a statement endorsing an expansion of the plastic bag ban policy. Portland can continue to make a meaningful difference.