News Release | Environment America

Testimony: Environment America calls for major federal funding to stop sewage overflows and get the lead out of drinking water

At a House Appropriations Committee on environmental spending this afternoon, John Rumpler, senior attorney and clean water program director for Environment America, will urge Congress to dramatically increase federal funding to protect our rivers and bays from sewage overflows and ensure safe drinking water for all Americans.

News Release | Environment America

The state of the union is perilous

President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union address at the Capitol this evening. The president boasted about what he considers his accomplishments. However, many of those “accomplishments” are leaving a trail of environmental destruction in their wake.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: BlackRock announces major climate commitment

In a commitment to sustain long-term value for its investors, BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink recently announced that they will place climate change front and center in charting a course forward for the company. This move followed Environment America’s affiliated mutual fund company Green Century filing a shareholder proposal in December with BlackRock. The proposal called out the world’s largest asset manager for a disconnect between its public posturing on climate change and its actions.

News Release | Environment America

More than a dozen states strive for 100 percent renewable energy

 In 2019, Environment America and its state affiliates played a key role in convincing New Mexico, Maine and Washington to make commitments to 100 percent clean or renewable energy. On the heels of those landmark victories, the national nonprofit organization announced today it is calling on fifteen additional states in 2020 to enact similar renewable energy goals.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: 108 million Americans live in areas that experienced at least 100 days of polluted air in 2018

One-third of all Americans live in areas that suffered through at least 100 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.