News Release | Environment New Mexico

NM Congressional Delegation Acts to Protect Rio Grande del Norte

Today, Environment New Mexico applauded New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Luján for their action to protect New Mexico’s open spaces. They re-introduced legislation to protect Rio Grande del Norte in Northern New Mexico, which will ensure the security of 236,000 acres of land, its critical water supply, and the habitats of the species dwelling there.

News Release | Environment America

Sally Jewell Can Enhance President Obama’s Conservation Legacy

Washington, D.C. -- As President Obama is expected to nominate Sally Jewell, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) chief executive, as next Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, released the following statement: 

News Release | Environment Oregon

12,000 Oregonians: “Protect Crater Lake Wilderness from Clear Cuts”

Old growth forest around Oregon’s only national park could be on the chopping block next month. That’s why statewide advocacy group Environment Oregon delivered 12,000 petitions to US Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today in support of a proposal to designate nearly half-a-million acres in and around Crater Lake National Park as a federal Wilderness area.

News Release | Environment America

State Legislators Applauded for Calling on President Obama to Prioritize Action on Global Warming

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states to President Obama, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. 

News Release | Environment America

Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Waxman Launch Climate Change Task Force

Washington, DC -- Following President Obama’s pledge to address global warming during his inaugural address, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Representative Henry Waxman today launched a Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change that will provide a Congressional forum for discussions of solutions to global warming. The Task Force is expected to convene meetings of members from both chambers of Congress, and release reports and help circulate information on global warming and solutions to the problem.