News Release | Environment America

America’s Great Outdoors Report Celebrates the Best of America

Environment America applauds the President for his celebration of America’s Great Outdoors in his long anticipated report highlighting findings from the Administration’s listening sessions, which asked Americans how to protect the places they value most.

News Release | Environment America

Oil Spill Commissioners Ask for Legislation Implementing Recommendations

Today, Oil Spill Commission members, Dr. Don Boesch and Terry Garcia, asked two House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittees to legislate recommendations made by the Oil Spill Commission that investigated the causes of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Commission’s report, released one month ago, contains dozens of important recommendations for industry and the government.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Reducing Toxic Chemical Use Drives American Innovation, Boosts Economy

Today Environment America released Safer by Design: Businesses Can Replace Toxic Ingredients through Green Chemistry, a new report that highlights 14 businesses across the country that are innovating to cut toxic chemicals from their products, while creating green jobs and boosting the economy.

News Release | Environment America

Natalie Portman and Scientist Mothers Call on EPA to Protect Public Health and Set Strong Limits on Pollution

Over the next two months, the Environmental Protection Agency will draft new rules limiting mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants and large industrial facilities. Mothers from two professions – acting and science – are joining Environment America and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to urge the agency to set the strongest possible standards to protect public health. Today, Natalie Portman and six scientists—who have expertise in a range of disciplines related to climate science and environmental health—released a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson – also the mother of two boys -- asking her to support stringent standards for limiting mercury pollution.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Mercury Pollution from Power Plants a Major Threat to Americans’ Health, Environment

Power plants in America emitted 134, 365 pounds of mercury pollution in 2009, according to the new Environment America report, Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health: Mercury. The report found that power plants in just four states—Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia—are responsible for over 35 percent of all mercury pollution from power plants in the United States. The report comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose a standard by March to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

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