News Release | Environment America

Statement: New House bill sets historic 10-year deadline to replace all lead pipes

U.S. Reps. Chris Smith of New Jersey  and Henry Cuellar of Texas today introduced the Get the Lead Out Act, which sets a 10-year deadline to replace lead service lines. These lines are the single worst source of lead contamination in drinking water.

News Release | Environment Texas

Appeals court again deals major blow to Exxon's attempt to avoid responsibility for record-setting clean air act violations

In another stinging setback for ExxonMobil Corporation in a long-running environmental enforcement case, the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected nearly every argument Exxon raised in its appeal of the $19.95 million penalty previously imposed by a federal trial court judge.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America joins lawsuit challenging NEPA rollback

Environment America joined a nationwide coalition of environmental organizations Wednesday, led by Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, in filing a suit to strike down the federal government’s recent rule gutting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Ohio must repeal state’s House Bill 6

Based on charges related to Ohio’s House Bill (HB) 6, Ohio Speaker of the House of Representatives Larry Householder was arrested Tuesday along with four associates in connection with a $60 million federal racketeering case. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House votes to stop harmful EPA soot rule

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to stop funding the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to institute a new rule regulating soot. Technically known as particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5), this air pollution is harmful to human health at the levels being considered by the EPA. Peer-reviewed studies clearly show that a stronger standard is justified and would save many lives. The EPA’s data estimates that even if the air quality around the country met the existing PM 2.5 standard that 50,000 lives would still be prematurely lost.