News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Legislature Takes Strong Stand on Toxic Chemicals

Reflecting an overwhelming bipartisan consensus, the Maine Legislature passed a Joint Resolution Tuesday calling on Congress to modernize the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The vote was unanimous in both the Maine Senate and the Maine House of Representatives.

News Release | Environment Maryland

As Offshore Wind Picks up Speed in Annapolis, Coalition Highlights Wind’s State-Wide Benefits

As lawmakers prepared to pass Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind power legislation out of the Maryland House of Delegates, an environmental group stood in front of the state house with minority and business leaders to hail offshore wind’s benefits for Maryland.  The group, Environment Maryland, released a new report, “What Offshore Wind Means for Maryland: Environmental, Economic and Public Health Benefits Across the State,” detailing regional benefits throughout Maryland of clean energy and reduced global warming pollution.


News Release | Environment America

Senate Demonstrates Support for Swapping Big Oil Giveaways for a Clean Energy Future

Today the US Senate voted on a bill offered by Senator Menendez that included provisions for extending key renewable energy and efficiency programs while doing away with billions of dollars in tax giveaways for big oil companies. The bill achieved a majority vote, 51 to 47, but did not receive the 60 votes necessary for passage. Environment America’s Federal Transportation Advocate, John Cross, released the following statement.

News Release | Environment America

Senate Debates Menendez Bill to End Handouts to Big Oil and Invest in Clean Energy Economy

The U.S. Senate, after voting by an overwhelming margin to consider the bill, is looking toward a possible vote on Thursday on the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). The bill would end taxpayer subsidies for the biggest oil companies in order to fund clean energy programs and reduce the deficit. John Cross, federal transportation advocate for Environment America, made the following statement.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Representatives propose caution on fracking

Raleigh, NC—Reps. Mitch Gillespie and Mike Stone announced legislation today that would continue study of the controversial form of gas drilling known as “fracking” for another two years.  Environment North Carolina State Director Elizabeth Ouzts commended their cautious approach, and issued a statement in response.