News Release | Environment America

Obama Administration Announces Key Step Forward for Offshore Wind

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a major step toward developing wind energy off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia this morning.  Joined by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau in Baltimore, Secretary Salazar announced that the environmental review of the proposed areas for wind development found no significant impacts, signaling a step closer to wind turbines spinning off our coasts.

 

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Attacks Public Transit Funding

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee today proposed eliminating dedicated federal funding for mass transit, moving funds currently used for mass transit and putting them instead toward building new highways. This proposal for the bill comes on top of provisions from other House committees that would not only force us to consume more oil, but actually open new, destructive drilling throughout the country.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Environmental Day Brings Over 100 Citizen Advocates to the Capitol

Today at the Arizona State Capitol, more than 100 people from 25 different legislative districts and representing more than 20 groups met with their state legislators in support of environmental protection and conservation programs.

News Release | Environment America

House Transportation Bill Drives Us to Deeper Oil Dependence

This afternoon, Representative John Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, officially introduced a major transportation reauthorization bill. The overall plan for the bill includes proposals to open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, and to open landscapes in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to oil shale extraction.  At the same time, it cuts all funding for biking and walking safety and cripples environmental review for transportation projects. On top of this, Speaker of the House John Boehner has said that he would attach approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to this bill if it were not otherwise immediately approved.

News Release | Environment California

California Makes Clean Car History, Again

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) made automotive history today, as it is has done repeatedly over the past forty years. The internationally renowned state agency passed the strongest clean car standards in the nation that will dramatically cut air pollution and save thousands of lives.

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