News Release | Environment America

More than 250 mayors nationwide sign letter calling for increased solar power

A bipartisan group of 252 U.S. mayors, representing every state and one territory, released a letter today through Environment America Research and Policy Center backing the use of solar energy. Elected officials who signed on resolved “to make solar energy a key element of our communities' energy plans,” according to the letter.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia Car Show provides insight into the future of electric vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) owners, climate activists and concerned citizens gathered Saturday morning at the Environment Virginia Car Show to discuss the future of transportation and how Fairfax County can lead the state in the transition to electric vehicles.

News Release | Environment America

House passes sweeping PFAS protections: 2025 ban on military use, Superfund cleanup and clean water safeguards

The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.

Both chambers have now incorporated our request to rapidly phase out the military’s use of PFAS. This is what communities and service members deserve. The House wants this phaseout by 2025, while the Senate says 2023. We are gratified to see this Congressional race to the top.

News Release | Environment America

Superfund sites, refineries, fossil fuel infrastructure in potential path of Tropical Storm Barry

As Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the Louisiana coast, Environment America, U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group -- all part of the Public Interest Network -- are sharing information that will help your readers and viewers contextualize what's going on with regard to major environmental and health concerns.

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