News Release | Environment America

More than 35,000 Speak Out in Support of Strong Factory Farm Pollution Limits

More than 35,000 residents in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, the District of Columbia, and states across the country urged EPA to set strong limits on factory farm pollution to protect waterways across the country. 

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Barrington first Rhode Island town to ban plastic bags

The Barrington Town Council voted 4 to 1 to pass an ordinance proposed by the Barrington Conservation Commission to ban plastic bags in the town. The ordinance prohibits the distribution of disposable plastic checkout bags at the point of sale, effective January 1, 2012.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House Passes Outrageous Attack on Americans’ Health and Environment

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed one of the most sweeping attacks on Americans’ air and water in recent memory. The passage of the bill (H.R. 3409)—which would do everything from allow more pollution in our waterways, to rollback the recently finalized carbon pollution standards for cars and light trucks—adds to this House of Representatives’ record as the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress.

News Release | Environment America

The Costs of Fracking: Environment America Research & Policy Center Documents Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over fracking, Environment America Research & Policy Center today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling.  As documented in The Costs of Fracking report, fracking creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.   

News Release | Environment America

Testimony before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

On September 19, 2012, Environment America's Nathan Willcox gave testimony before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. in support of California's request to move ahead with its Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) programs through 2025.  These two clean car programs will help to further reduce oil use, while cutting emissions in California of the pollutants that lead to smog and which fuel global warming.  Full testimony: