News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New campaign launched on campuses urges colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent clean renewable power

As students across the country begin a new semester, Environment America Research & Policy Center is launching a campaign on dozens of campuses, pressing colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources. The initiative aims to get 150 schools to commit by 2021 to exclusively using renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America urges stronger EPA action to get lead out of drinking water

In public comments submitted today, Environment America and 62 other organizations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically strengthen its proposed update to the Lead and Copper Rule, which is the federal regulation that is supposed to keep lead out of our drinking water.

News Release | Environment America

Senate introduces Clean Economy Act

A new bill, introduced today by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware and co-sponsored by 33 members, calls for a national goal of net zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury. 

News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

New bill calls for U.S. to put wildlife over waste

As plastic pollution becomes an increasingly suffocating problem, elected officials in both houses of Congress are introducing legislation to address the issue. While unveiling the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill today, Sen. Tom Udall (NM) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) detailed how the bill can improve the health of our people and our planet.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration’s proposed funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund won’t protect our natural beauty

"It’s both unfortunate and, frankly, puzzling to see the Trump administration thumb its nose at something everyone wants: Continued support for  the primary funding source for parks, hiking trails and other public lands." 

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