News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure bill a can't-miss opportunity to rebuild America, tackle climate crisis

As every state in the country reopens during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, traffic on America’s roads and carbon emissions are returning to pre-lockdown levels. Congress is currently debating how America will rebuild coming out of the crisis, and the much-maligned “infrastructure week” has the potential to result in concrete action. In response to the Moving Forward Act, the following Environment America and U.S. PIRG experts issued statements.

News Release | Environment America

Misguided EPA decision would ignore rocket fuel chemical in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it is rolling back  the regulation of perchlorate, a key component of rocket fuel, in Americans’ drinking water. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), in 2011, the agency had classified perchlorate as a drinking water contaminant. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Senate votes to make major investment in America’s public lands

"This bill reflects what we all know -- protecting and enhancing our public lands is an essential part of the American ethos. By locking in $900 million a year for outdoor projects, plus providing a short-term infusion of money to address maintenance issues, the Senate is reaffirming that commitment to the natural world."

News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Wind Port Will Help New Jersey Reach a 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Future

Today, New Jersey announced the development of the New Jersey Wind Port, the first port in the country to be built specifically for offshore wind marshalling and manufacturing. The port will be sited in the Lower Alloway Creek area in Salem County on Artificial Island next to the Hope Creek Nuclear Generation site. The project is a significant step to bring an offshore wind supply chain to New Jersey and put New Jersey on the path to a 100% clean, renewable energy future.

News Release | Environment America

Rep. DeFazio, community leaders call for repeal of Dirty Water Rule

Community leaders from coast to coast convened Wednesday for a virtual town hall hosted by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) to advocate for a robust response to the Trump administration’s harmful clean water rollbacks. Rep. DeFazio, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and clean water advocates and constituents discussed the Clean Water for All Act. The bill, which he recently introduced, would repeal the Trump administration’s “Dirty Water Rule.”