News Release | Environment America

Texas State Group Calls on Land Commissioner To Protect Christmas Mountains

Environment Texas called on Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to either provide adequate state resources to protect the Christmas Mountains of west Texas or finally allow for the transfer of the property to Big Bend National Park.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Power Plants Emit Three Times the Pollution of All the Nation’s Cars

The nation’s power plants emitted 2.56 billion tons of global warming pollution in 2007, which is equivalent to the pollution from nearly 450 million of today’s cars – nearly three times the number of cars registered in the United States in 2007, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment America.  More than 70 percent of this pollution came from plants – primarily coal plants – built before 1980. 

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Pollution Down in One-Third of States Prior to Economic Downturn

Global warming pollution declined in one-third of the states since 2004, the year in which pollution levels began to peak in many states, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment America.  States are reducing pollution in part by using cleaner energy that keeps money and jobs in the local economy.  Pollution levels, however, rose in the majority of states (33) between 2004 and 2007.

News Release | Environment America

Nearly 100,000 citizens urge Sec. Salazar to protect Grand Canyon from uranium mining

Last week Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar received comments from more than 98,200 citizens asking him to protect the lands around Grand Canyon National Park from mining.

News Release | Environment America

Natural Gas Drilling Poses Toxic Threat to America's Drinking Water

Toxic chemicals used in natural gas drilling could pose a threat to water quality near the nearly 500,000 gas wells nationwide according to a report released today by Environment America. The report, Toxic Chemicals on Tap: How Gas Drilling Threatens Drinking Water, details how the chemicals in gas drilling could endanger clean water in the United States.

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